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Neston railway station serves the town of Neston, Cheshire, England. This is the last station on the English part of the Borderlands Line before it reaches Wales. The station is 8¾ miles (14 km) south of Bidston.

Neston National Rail
Neston railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceNeston
Local authorityCheshire West and Chester
Grid referenceSJ292777
Operations
Station codeNES
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 51,886
2014/15Increase 53,702
2015/16Decrease 49,340
2016/17Decrease 44,892
2017/18Decrease 42,924
History
1896Opened,[1] named as Neston & Parkgate
15 September 1952Renamed as Neston North[2]
6 May 1968Renamed as Neston
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Neston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

There was once a substantial station building on the Bidston bound platform. This fell into disrepair in the late 1990s though, and was finally demolished when the station was modernised for Disability Discrimination Act compliancy in 2003.[citation needed]

FutureEdit

Long standing plans to electrify the Borderlands Line have been put on hold due to the prohibitive cost of installing third rail electrification. This has led Merseytravel to look at other options for the line, including the possibility of overhead lines.[3]

FacilitiesEdit

The station is unstaffed and only 'bus shelter' type structures offer passengers any protection from the elements. Bus interchange is available from the stop on Ladies Walk adjacent the Bidston bound platform. This is also from where rail replacement services leave. The station has a small car park next to the Wrexham bound platform and a larger car park on the opposite side of the line, both owned and operated by the local council.[4]

ServicesEdit

The station is served by an hourly service on weekdays (two-hourly in the evening & on bank holidays)[5] southbound to Wrexham Central and northbound to Bidston for connections to Liverpool via the Wirral Lines. Services are provided by Transport for Wales' fleet of Class 150 diesel multiple units.

On Sundays there are departures approximately every 90 minutes in each direction.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greatorex 2014, Neston: Station
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 84
  3. ^ "The Wrexham to Bidston railway (The Borderlands line): Electrification plans". Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  4. ^ "Station Facilities for Neston". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  5. ^ Table 101 National Rail timetable, May 2017

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