Wavertree Technology Park railway station

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Wavertree Technology Park National Rail
Wavertree Technology Park Station.jpg
Location
Place Wavertree
Local authority Liverpool
Grid reference SJ387902
Operations
Station code WAV
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.367 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.342 million
2013/14 Increase 0.468 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.458 million
2015/16 Increase 0.515 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
History
2000 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wavertree Technology Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wavertree Technology Park railway station is in the suburbs of Liverpool in the north west of England. The station, and all services calling there, are operated by Northern. The station opened on 13 August 2000,[1] at a cost of £2 million.

The lines through the station have had overhead electrification installed, which began use from 5 March 2015,[2] as part of the electrification of George Stephenson's Liverpool and Manchester Railway line, upon which the station is situated, and the branch off the line to Wigan. The station is also situated at the western end of Olive Mount cutting, and has the distinction of being the newest station on the oldest timetabled passenger railway line in the world.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

The station has a ticket office (located on the bridge above the platforms) that is manned throughout the hours of service, seven days per week (05:15 - midnight Mondays through Saturdays, 08:00 - 23:45 Sundays). Waiting shelters are provided at platform level on each side, with digital display screens, customer help points and an automated P.A system to provide train running information. Both platforms have lifts from the footbridge (which has ramped access from the main entrance and car park), so are fully accessible for mobility-impaired users.[3]

Services[edit]

There are 5 trains per hour in each direction (Mon-Sat) and all services are operated by Northern:[4]

Eastbound[edit]

Of these, the Airport service is a limited-stop express calling only at St Helens Junction and Newton-le-Willows en-route to Manchester. The remainder call at all local stations en-route. On Sundays, there are two trains per hour that call - one to Manchester Airport and one to Preston & Blackpool North.

Westbound[edit]

Four of these call at Edge Hill on weekdays; on Sundays all run non-stop to Lime Street.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Stations Opened". trundleage.co.uk. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Better rail services become a reality between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport station". Network Rail Media Centre. Network Rail. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Wavertree Technology Park station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 11-01-2017
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 90 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Edge Hill   Northern
Manchester to Liverpool Line
  Broad Green
Liverpool Lime Street   Northern
Manchester Airport to Liverpool Line
  St Helens Junction

Coordinates: 53°24′22″N 2°55′26″W / 53.406°N 2.924°W / 53.406; -2.924