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Cressington railway station serves the Grassendale district of Liverpool, England. It is situated on the Southport-Hunts Cross route of the Northern Line of the Merseyrail suburban system. The station takes its name not from a district in Liverpool, but the nearby Cressington Park.

Cressington National Rail
Cressington railway station, Liverpool (geograph 3787260).jpg
Location
PlaceGrassendale
Local authorityLiverpool
Coordinates53°21′32″N 2°54′43″W / 53.3588°N 2.9120°W / 53.3588; -2.9120Coordinates: 53°21′32″N 2°54′43″W / 53.3588°N 2.9120°W / 53.3588; -2.9120
Grid referenceSJ393850
Operations
Station codeCSG
Managed byMerseyrail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.463 million
2014/15Increase 0.477 million
2015/16Decrease 0.476 million
2016/17Increase 0.490 million
2017/18Increase 0.517 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneC1
History
1864Opened
1972Closed
1978Reopened
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 Cressington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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HistoryEdit

 
A 1913 Railway Clearing House map (left) of railways in the vicinity of Cressington (shown here as Cressington & Grassendale)

The station, originally called Cressington & Grassendale, opened in 1864 as part of the Garston and Liverpool Railway line between Brunswick and Garston Dock. In 1865 the station and line were incorporated into the Cheshire Lines Committee.

The station closed in 1972 but reopened in 1978 as part of the Kirkby-Garston line of the Merseyrail system. Services were extended from Garston to Hunts Cross in 1983, and diverted to Southport instead of Kirkby in 1984.

From 11 December 2006 the Monday-Saturday evening service was increased to run every 15 minutes, instead of half-hourly as previously.

The station is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building,[1] and has a traditional façade. As part of the Merseyrail upgrade, the platforms were lengthened to accommodate 6-car trains. This proved problematic, as the station is situated between two bridges in a narrow cutting. Special dispensation was given by the Railway Inspectorate to build the platforms narrower than the 6-foot (1.8 m) width which would normally be required.

FacilitiesEdit

The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV. There is a payphone, booking office, waiting room and live departure and arrival screens for passenger information. The station has a free car park, with 17 spaces, as well as a 2-space cycle rack and secure storage for 14 cycles. There is no step-free access to platforms and the nearest station with disabled access is Liverpool South Parkway.[2]

ServicesEdit

Trains operate every 15 minutes, Monday-Saturday to Southport via Liverpool Central to the north, and Hunts Cross to the south. On Sundays, services are every 30 minutes in each direction.[3]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England. "Cressington station, Grassendale Park, Liverpool (1207777)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Cressington train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". www.merseyrail.org. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 103

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Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Aigburth
towards Southport
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Liverpool South Parkway
towards Hunts Cross
  Historical railways  
Aigburth
Line and station open
  Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Garston
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Aigburth
Line and station open
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Garston and Liverpool Railway
  Garston Dock
Line and station closed