Whiston railway station
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Whiston railway station serves the village of Whiston in Merseyside, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern. It lies on the electrified northern route of the Liverpool to Manchester Line, the original Liverpool and Manchester Railway 7 1⁄2 miles (12 km) east of Liverpool Lime Street. It opened in October 1990 by British Rail, at a cost of £420,000.
The station is staffed throughout the day, from 06:00 to 23:55 Mondays through Saturdays and 08:40 to midnight on Sundays. The ticket office is on the Liverpool-bound platform. There are also waiting shelters, help points, timetable poster boards and digital information screens on each platform. Both platforms have step-free access, as has the connecting bridge between them.
Whiston is served by Northern services between Liverpool Lime Street and either Manchester Victoria or Warrington Bank Quay every half-hour on Monday to Saturday daytimes. Some trains formerly continued beyond Manchester to destinations such as Stalybridge or Huddersfield, prior to the May 2014 timetable change. In the evenings there is an hourly service to Manchester Victoria & Liverpool.
Following completion of electrification of the line in Spring 2015, the Liverpool to Manchester Airport, Liverpool to Manchester Victoria and Liverpool to Warrington Bank Quay services are now operated by 4-Car Class 319 Electric Units.
A northern Rail Class 142 waits at the station.
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Liverpool to Manchester Line