Winsford railway station

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Winsford National Rail
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Location
PlaceWinsford
Local authorityBorough of Cheshire West and Chester
Grid referenceSJ670660
Operations
Station codeWSF
Managed byLondon Northwestern Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.177 million
2014/15Increase 0.203 million
2015/16Increase 0.223 million
2016/17Increase 0.233 million
2017/18Decrease 0.232 million
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 Winsford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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.

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 West Midlands Trains, branded as London Northwestern Railway, who provides 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 National Rail Following station
Crewe   London Northwestern Railway
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