Prescot railway station

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Prescot railway station serves the town of Prescot, Merseyside, England. It is situated on the electrified Liverpool to Wigan Line. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Trains. It was opened in 1871 by the London and North Western Railway.

Location Prescot, Knowsley

53.42358°N 2.79892°W / 53.42358; -2.79892

Grid reference SJ470921
Managed by Northern Trains
Transit authority Merseytravel
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code PSC
Fare zone A3/C2/C3
Classification DfT category E
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 January 1872 (1872-01-01) Station opened
2016/17 0.418 million
2017/18 0.450 million
2018/19 0.282 million
2019/20 0.314 million
2020/21 77,728
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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The station is staffed throughout the day (as is standard with most Merseytravel stations), from 15 minutes prior to the start of service until 23:30 each day (including Sundays). The ticket office and main buildings are on the northbound platform, with a shelter on the opposite side. Train running information is provided via timetable posters and digital information screens; there are also customer help points on both platforms. Step-free access is available to each platform, though the footbridge linking the two has stairs.[1]

It was announced in February 2020 that the station would benefit from a £20million grant towards accessibility improvements to the station & footbridge, including new lifts, accessible toilets and customer information screens.[2] These works commenced in Spring 2020.[3]

Originally train services on the line consisted of coaches hauled by steam powered locomotives. During the 1960s, operation of train services was changed to diesel powered multiple unit trains and this continued until May 2015, when electric powered class 319 multiple unit trains began public service on the line.

Monday to Saturday, Prescot is served by trains every 30 minutes between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western, with some early evening peak period and late evening trains continuing to Preston or Blackpool North.[4]

On Sundays the service is also half-hourly in each direction, with alternate trains running through to Preston and Blackpool.

  • The station booking office, viewed from the footbridge.
  • The station footbridge, with new catenary masts visible beyond.
  • The station buildings.
  • A Northern RailClass 156 departs from the station.

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