Neston railway station


Neston railway station
Neston National Rail
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Location
Place Neston
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
Operations
Station code NES
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 36,280
2005/06 * 35,216
2006/07 * 32,716
2007/08 * 35,922
2008/09 * 37,120
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Neston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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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 14 km (8¾ miles) south of Bidston. 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 (and so becoming DDA compliant) in 2003. The Station is unstaffed. Only 'bus shelter' type structures offer passengers any protection from the elements now. 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 passengers are allowed to use a half of the car park owned by the Aldi supermarket without time restrictions.

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Services

The station is served by an hourly service southbound to Wrexham Central and northbound to Bidston for connections to Liverpool via the Wirral Lines. Services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales' fleet of Class 150 DMUs, with occasionally Class 153s substituting services.

On Sundays there is generally a two-hourly service in each direction.

Future

Long standing plans to electrify the Borderlands Line have been put on hold due to the prohibitive cost of installing 3rd rail electrification. This has led Merseytravel to look at other options for the line, including the possibility of Over Head Lines. Merseyrail would take over the running of the line if this was ever to occur. .[1]

External links

References

  1. ^ "The Wrexham to Bidston railway (The Borderlands line): Electrification plans". http://www.penmorfa.com/Wrexham/electrify.html. Retrieved 17 February 2007. 
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hawarden Bridge
Shotton on Sundays
  Arriva Trains Wales
Borderlands Line
  Heswall

Coordinates: 53°17′31″N 3°03′50″W / 53.292°N 3.064°W / 53.292; -3.064



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