Waterloo (Merseyside) railway station

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Waterloo (Merseyside) National Rail
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A Merseyrail Class 508 at the station.
Location
Place Waterloo
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°28′30″N 3°01′32″W / 53.4749°N 3.0256°W / 53.4749; -3.0256Coordinates: 53°28′30″N 3°01′32″W / 53.4749°N 3.0256°W / 53.4749; -3.0256
Grid reference SJ320980
Operations
Station code WLO
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.955 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.857 million
2013/14 Increase 1.477 million
2014/15 Increase 1.511 million
2015/16 Increase 1.536 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C3
History
1848 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Waterloo (Merseyside) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Waterloo railway station is a railway station in Waterloo, Merseyside, England on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. It serves a largely residential area.

History[edit]

Waterloo opened in 1848 as the original terminus of the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway. In 1850, the line was extended to Liverpool Exchange. It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), on 14 June 1855,[1] which took over from the (LCSR). The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatisation in 1995).

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed 15 minutes before the first service and 15 minutes after the last service. There is platform CCTV, shelters and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens on the platform for passenger information. The station has secure storage for 30 cycles. The station is fully wheelchair accessible: access to the platforms is via steps or a lift from the ticket office, or via ramped walkway from the bus interchange across the road.[2]

Accident[edit]

On 15 July 1903, a Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway passenger train entered the station at excessive speed and was derailed. Seven people were killed and 116 were injured.[3]

Services[edit]

Trains run to Southport (northbound) and Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross (southbound) at 15 minute frequencies Monday-Saturday (first train to Southport 0609, last train 2354, first train to Hunts Cross 0610, last train 2325, later train to Liverpool Central 2343). On summer Sundays, trains run to Southport and Liverpool Central every 15 minutes, but every 30 minutes to Hunts Cross (first train to Southport 0824, first train to Hunts Cross 0825, last trains as Monday - Saturday). On winter Sundays, the entire Southport - Hunts Cross service runs every 30 minutes.[4] The change from summer to winter services and vice versa does not match the standard Network Rail timetable date changes.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, p. 88
  2. ^ "Waterloo train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Trevena, Arthur (1980). Trains in Trouble. Vol. 1. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 18. ISBN 0-906899-01-X. 
  4. ^ Merseytravel Railway timetables

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blundellsands
& Crosby

towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Seaforth
& Litherland

towards Hunts Cross