- Newton-le-Willows railway station
Newton-le-Willows Newton-le-Willows railway station Location Place Newton-le-Willows Local authority St Helens Coordinates Coordinates: Operations Station code NLW Managed by Northern Rail Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 0.274 million 2005/06 * 0.318 million 2006/07 * 0.343 million 2007/08 * 0.361 million 2008/09 * 0.554 million 2009/10 * 0.613 million Passenger Transport Executive PTE Merseytravel Zone A1 History Original company London and North Western Railway Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1861 Opened as Earlestown June 1868 Renamed Newton Bridge 14 June 1888 Renamed Newton-le-Willows National Rail - UK 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 passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newton-le-Willows from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Newton-le-Willows railway station is a railway station in the town of Newton-le-Willows, in the borough of St Helens in the north-west of England, and at the edge of the Merseytravel region. It is situated on the northern route of the Liverpool to Manchester Line, the former Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830. It is a busy feeder station for nearby towns which no longer have railway stations, such as Golborne, Billinge and Haydock. There is also a bus shuttle service to Haydock Park Racecourse on race weekends.
The station was opened in 1861, and was originally named Earlestown. It was renamed twice: to Newton Bridge in June 1868, and to the present name of Newton-le-Willows on 14 June 1888.
Northern Rail operate an hourly fast train service between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly, and also an hourly all-stations service between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria, usually extended to Stalybridge (or beyond at peak times), which both call at Newton-le-Willows. The station is also served by Arriva Trains Wales services from the North Wales Coast Line and Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, and a few services from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street at peak times. Also if the southern Warrington line is closed due to engineering works, diverted TransPennine Express and East Midlands Trains services stop here (with an onward Rail Replacement Bus to Warrington Central).
There have been proposals to move the station eastwards, due to the poor accessibility of the approach roads and very limited parking, to a site possibly near the M6. However, this could cause some political issues, as it may place the station partially over the Merseyside border into the GMPTE area. Some benefits of this though, would be an opportunity to create a substantial interchange with the West Coast Main Line which passes just east of the existing station, and a large park and ride, reducing car traffic into both Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester. The proposed plans were scrapped in June 2009.
- ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 87,171. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508.
- ^ http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2010/07/05/newton-le-willows-rail-interchange-plans-scrapped-at-parkside-colliery-site-92534-26785407/2/
Preceding station National Rail Following station Manchester Oxford Road Arriva Trains Wales
Chester to Manchester Line
Eccles on Sundays
Liverpool to Manchester Line
Earlestown Manchester Oxford Road Northern Rail
Liverpool to Manchester Airport Line
St Helens Junction Historical railways Earlestown
Line and station open
London and North Western Railway Lowton
Line open, station closed
Line open, station closed
Merseyrail City Line Stations Wigan Branch Manchester via Newton-le-Willows Branch Manchester via Warrington Branch Railway stations in Merseyside Knowsley Liverpool
(city centre stations in italics)
Aigburth · Bank Hall · Broad Green · Brunswick · Cressington · Edge Hill · Fazakerley · Hunts Cross · James Street · Kirkdale · Liverpool Central · Liverpool Lime Street · Liverpool South Parkway · Moorfields · Mossley Hill · Orrell Park · Rice Lane · St Michaels · Sandhills · Walton · Wavertree Technology Park · West Allerton
Sefton St Helens Wirral
Bebington · Bidston · Birkenhead Central · Birkenhead North · Birkenhead Park · Bromborough · Bromborough Rake · Conway Park · Eastham Rake · Green Lane · Hamilton Square · Heswall · Hoylake · Leasowe · Manor Road · Meols · Moreton · New Brighton · Port Sunlight · Rock Ferry · Spital · Upton · Wallasey Grove Road · Wallasey Village · West Kirby
Outside Merseyside, but
within the Merseytravel area
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