Whiston railway station

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Whiston National Rail
Manchester-bound platform, Whiston railway station (geograph 3819344).jpg
Location
Place Whiston
Local authority Knowsley
Grid reference SJ471910
Operations
Station code WHN
Managed by Northern
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 0.242 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.223 million
2013/14 Increase 0.371 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.361 million
2015/16 Increase 0.370 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone A3/C2/C3
History
1990 Opened
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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 Whiston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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 12 miles (12 km) east of Liverpool Lime Street. It opened in October 1990 by British Rail, at a cost of £420,000.

Facilities[edit]

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.[1]

Services[edit]

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.[2]

On Sundays, trains run once per hour between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly (instead of Victoria), and continue to Manchester Airport.

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whiston station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 22 December 2016
  2. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Huyton   Northern
Liverpool to Manchester Line
  Rainhill

Coordinates: 53°24′50″N 2°47′46″W / 53.414°N 2.796°W / 53.414; -2.796