Broad Green railway station

Broad Green National Rail
Place Broadgreen
Local authority Liverpool
Grid reference SJ406903
Station code BGE
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.643 million
2011/12 Increase 0.661 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.633 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.581 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.576 million
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Zone C1
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Broad Green from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Broad Green railway station is a railway station serving the Broadgreen district of Liverpool, England.


The oldest passenger station in the world was Crown Street railway station on the Liverpool and Manchester passenger railway opening on 17 September 1830. The trains set out on the first day at the Liverpool end. The second station on the line was the original Edge Hill railway station, the third was Broad Green station. In 1836 Crown Street station was demolished and Edge Hill decommissioned. A new Edge Hill station opened to the north of the original station in the grounds of the Edge Hill junction. This leaves Broad Green station as the oldest used railway station in the world. The current station buildings are not original dating from the 1970s.[1]

The station is located very close to junction 4 of the M62 motorway however is not a "parkway" or "interchange" station. It has recently introduced a 'Park and Ride' scheme, with a large car park situated on the south side of the station. Broadgreen Hospital is a little under half a mile away.

The station is operated by Northern, being served by trains from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western, Manchester Victoria and Warrington Bank Quay. Trains to and from Liverpool Lime Street are approximately every 15 minutes through most of the day. Electrically powered trains have been operating through then station since March 2015, using Class 319 EMUs. Diesel powered trains remain in use on Sundays for services to and from Blackpool North.

About 110 yards (100 m) to the east of the station the abandoned North Liverpool Extension Line passes under the lines, which is currently part of the Trans Pennine Trail.[2]


The normal eastbound off-peak service is of two trains per hour to Wigan North Western, one to Manchester Victoria and one to Warrington Bank Quay. Westbound, there are four trains per hour to Liverpool Lime Street. A more frequent service operate at peak times.[3]

On Sundays, services run from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North via Wigan North Western and Preston. Services also run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly.

There are no service to Warrington Bank Quay on a Sunday.

Merseyrail map with Broad Green on the City Line


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Coordinates: 53°24′22″N 2°53′35″W / 53.406°N 2.893°W / 53.406; -2.893

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