Wavertree Technology Park railway station

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Location
Place Wavertree
Local authority Liverpool
Grid reference SJ387902
Operations
Station codeWAV
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase2.svg 0.468 million
2014/15Decrease2.svg 0.458 million
2015/16Increase2.svg 0.515 million
2016/17Increase2.svg 0.533 million
2017/18Increase2.svg 0.553 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
ZoneC1
History
2000Opened
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 Wavertree Technology Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Wavertree Technology Park railway station is in the suburbs of Liverpool, at the western end of Olive Mount cutting, on the original Liverpool-Manchester line. The station opened on 13 August 2000, [1] at a cost of £2 million. Train services are operated by Northern.

Liverpool City and metropolitan borough in England

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.

Olive Mount cutting Railway cutting on the Liverpool-Manchester line in England

Olive Mount cutting, which was opened in 1830, is a 2-mile (3.2 km) sandstone railway cutting on the line to Manchester, 4 miles (6.4 km) from Liverpool. The cutting is 80 feet (24 m) deep and is situated between Wavertree Technology Park and Broad Green railway stations. The railway's engineer, George Stephenson, had hoped to avoid the problem of creating the cutting for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway by routing the line further north. However, that plan was objected to by the Earl of Derby and the Earl of Sefton.

Northern (train operating company) A British train company operating in Northern England

Northern is a train operating company in Northern England which began operating the Northern franchise on 1 April 2016 and inherited units from the previous operator Northern Rail. A subsidiary of Arriva UK Trains, Northern is the second-largest train franchise in the United Kingdom; its trains call at 528 stations – about a quarter of all stations in the country.

Contents

Since 5 March 2015, trains through the station have used overhead wire electric traction, [2] as part of the electrification of George Stephenson's original Liverpool and Manchester Railway and the branch line to Wigan.

Overhead line used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains

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Railway electric traction describes the various types of locomotive and multiple units that are used on electrification systems around the world.

George Stephenson English civil engineer and mechanical engineer

George Stephenson was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Renowned as the "Father of Railways", Stephenson was considered by the Victorians a great example of diligent application and thirst for improvement. Self-help advocate Samuel Smiles particularly praised his achievements. His chosen rail gauge, sometimes called 'Stephenson gauge', was the basis for the 4 feet 8 12 inches (1,435 mm) standard gauge used by most of the world's railways.

Facilities

The station has a ticket office (located on the bridge above the platforms) that is staffed throughout the hours of service, seven days per week (05:15 - midnight Monday to Saturday, 08:00 - 23:45 Sunday). Waiting shelters are provided at platform level on each side, with digital display screens, customer help points and an automated public address system to provide train running information. Both platforms have lifts from the footbridge (which has ramped access from the main entrance and car park), so are fully accessible for mobility-impaired users. [3]

Services

There are four trains per hour in each direction (Mon-Sat) and all services are operated by Northern:

Eastbound

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Wigan North Western railway station One of two railway stations in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England

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Westbound

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References

  1. "Railway Stations Opened". trundleage.co.uk. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. "Better rail services become a reality between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport station". Network Rail Media Centre. Network Rail. 5 March 2015. Archived from the original on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. Wavertree Technology Park station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 11-01-2017
  4. Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2019
Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Edge Hill   Northern
Manchester to Liverpool Line
  Broad Green

Coordinates: 53°24′22″N2°55′26″W / 53.406°N 2.924°W / 53.406; -2.924