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Eccleston Park railway station serves the Eccleston Park area of Prescot, Merseyside, England. It is situated on the electrified Liverpool to Wigan Line 8 34 miles (14.1 km) northeast of Liverpool Lime Street. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern. It was opened (along with the line) by the London & North Western Railway in 1871.

Eccleston Park National Rail
Eccleston Park Station 319.JPG
Wigan-bound Northern Electrics Class 319 EMU at Eccleston Park
Location
PlaceEccleston Park
Local authoritySt Helens
Coordinates53°25′51″N 2°46′50″W / 53.4307°N 2.7805°W / 53.4307; -2.7805Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 2°46′50″W / 53.4307°N 2.7805°W / 53.4307; -2.7805
Grid referenceSJ482929
Operations
Station codeECL
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.114 million
2014/15Decrease 0.110 million
2015/16Increase 0.120 million
2016/17Increase 0.124 million
2017/18Increase 0.127 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneA2
History
Key datesOpened 1871 (1871)
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 Eccleston Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Electrification of this line was given the go-ahead in November 2010. On 17 May 2015, electric train services began on the Liverpool to Wigan line, operating Class 319 electric multiple units.

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FacilitiesEdit

Though run by Northern, it is within the Merseytravel area and thus has a ticket office that is staffed throughout the hours of service each day (05:50-23:30 Mondays to Saturdays; closed Sundays). This is located in the main building on platform 1, along with a waiting room whilst there is a shelter on platform 2. Train running information is provided via customer help points and timetable poster boards on each platform. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps.[1]

ServicesEdit

During Monday to Saturday daytimes, Eccleston Park is served by trains every 30 minutes each way between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.[2]

Since 10 December 2017, there has been an hourly service on Sundays, to Wigan North Western northbound and Liverpool Lime Street southbound.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eccleston Park station facilities National Rail Enquiries, Retrieved 10 January 2017
  2. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  3. ^ "City Line Book 4 from 10 December 2017 to 19 May 2018" (PDF). Merseytravel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Prescot   Northern
Liverpool to Wigan Line
  Thatto Heath