West Allerton railway station

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West Allerton National Rail
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Location
Place Allerton
Local authority Liverpool
Coordinates 53°22′11″N 2°54′27″W / 53.3696°N 2.9075°W / 53.3696; -2.9075Coordinates: 53°22′11″N 2°54′27″W / 53.3696°N 2.9075°W / 53.3696; -2.9075
Grid reference SJ397862
Operations
Station code WSA
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 4
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 46,556
2012/13 Decrease 45,966
2013/14 Increase 92,710
2014/15 Increase 93,352
2015/16 Increase 96,652
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseyside
Zone C1
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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 West Allerton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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West Allerton railway station serves the suburb of Allerton, Liverpool in the north west of England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern and it is situated 4 14 miles (6.8 km) southeast of Liverpool Lime Street on the main line to Runcorn and Crewe.

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 January 1939. Allerton station was to the south, but it closed in 2005 to make way for Liverpool South Parkway which opened the following year.

Facilities[edit]

There are four platforms, two of which, platforms 1 and 2, are located on the fast lines and are where most trains stop. Platforms 3 and 4 are on the slow lines and are used infrequently, mainly where faster services are booked to overtake stopping services on this stretch of line (This is most common in the Liverpool-bound direction). The platform layout consists of three structures:

  • Platform 1 - single faced, on the Up Fast line.
  • Platform 2-3 - double faced, between the Down Fast line & Up Slow lines.
  • Platform 4 - single faced, on the Down Slow line.

All platforms have a basic glass and metal shelter approximately halfway along; the central island platform (2-3) is fully enclosed, whereas the outer platforms have single sided ones. Help points are provided for emergency use and for train running information (there is also a P.A system in place to provide automated service announcements).

The station building on the over bridge has a staffed booking office that is open during hours when trains are serving the station, this is operated by Northern though sponsored by Merseytravel. There is no step-free access to the platforms, as the footbridge from the ticket office to platform level has stairs.[1]

Services[edit]

Services are roughly half-hourly in each direction, towards Mossley Hill and Liverpool Lime Street to the west and towards Liverpool South Parkway and Manchester Oxford Road in the east. In the evenings and on Sundays the frequency is hourly in each direction.

xx:06 and xx:37 to Manchester Oxford Road via Warrington Central (Northern Rail)

xx:11 and xx:39 to Liverpool Lime Street (Northern Rail)

The stopping pattern varies between departures, with one eastbound train calling at all stations to Warrington but limited stops thereafter, whilst the other serves principal stations only to Warrington but most stops beyond. All westbound trains call at Mossley Hill, but only the xx:39 calls at Edge Hill.[2]

The former stopping service to/from Crewe that served the station in British Rail days (1980s and early 1990s) no longer operates - the replacement offered by Central Trains and then London Midland now runs express to/from Liverpool South Parkway (where passengers now have to change) and on to Birmingham New Street.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Allerton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 11 January 2017
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable December 2016, Table 89 (Network Rail)
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable December 2016, Table 91 (Network Rail)

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mossley Hill   Northern
Liverpool to Manchester Line(south)
  Liverpool South Parkway