Winsford railway station

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Winsford National Rail
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Location
Place Winsford
Local authority Borough of Cheshire West and Chester
Grid reference SJ670660
Operations
Station code WSF
Managed by London Midland
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 0.167 million
2012/13 Increase 0.168 million
2013/14 Increase 0.177 million
2014/15 Increase 0.203 million
2015/16 Increase 0.223 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Winsford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Winsford railway station serves the town of Winsford in Cheshire, England on the West Coast Main Line), 7 12 miles (12 km) north of Crewe.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1837 on the Grand Junction Railway.[1]:53

There have been two serious rail collisions near Winsford; the first in 1948 killed 24, the second in 1962 killed 18.

Future[edit]

The station was involved in plans by GNWR to accommodate services to Manchester, Blackpool and London by upgrading the station dramatically to a Parkway Station and lengthening the platforms, however in June 2014 these plans were axed by GNWR as it was not financially viable for them to do this, local councils are however opposing this as they see the development as a key feature to the town's and local area's economic regeneration.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

Winsford station was upgraded in winter 2010. The upgrade included the installation of help points and electronic arrival/departure boards on the platforms as well as a departure monitor in the main building. The ticket office is staffed from 07:00 to 12:00 on Mondays through Thursdays and 07:00 to 15:00 on Fridays and Saturdays (closed Sundays); outside these hours there is a ticket machine available, which can also be used to collect tickets purchased in advance. Though the footbridge linking the platforms has stairs, step-free access is available to both via local roads.[2]

Services[edit]

The station is managed by London Midland, who provide services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street. Trains call hourly in each direction throughout the week (except Sunday mornings), with a few extra calls at weekday peak times.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, James (1838). Drake’s Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838). Moorland Reprints. ISBN 0903485257. 
  2. ^ Winsford station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 91 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Crewe   London Midland
West Coast Main Line
  Hartford
Historical railways
Minshull Vernon   London and North Western Railway
Grand Junction Railway
  Hartford

Coordinates: 53°11′28″N 2°29′42″W / 53.191°N 2.495°W / 53.191; -2.495