Winsford railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Cheshire West and Chester|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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There have been two serious rail collisions near Winsford; the first in 1948 killed 24, the second in 1962 killed 18.
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.
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.
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.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
West Coast Main Line
|Minshull Vernon||London and North Western Railway
Grand Junction Railway
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