- Moorfields railway station
Moorfields Platform 1 at Moorfields station Location Place Liverpool Local authority Liverpool Coordinates Coordinates: Grid reference SJ342907 Operations Station code MRF Managed by Merseyrail Number of platforms 3 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 0.309 million 2005/06 * 0.384 million 2006/07 * 1.578 million 2007/08 * 2.082 million 2008/09 * 5.141 million 2009/10 * 4.455 million Passenger Transport Executive PTE Merseytravel Zone C1 History Original company London Midland Region of British Railways 2 May 1977 Low Level platforms opened 30 October 1977 Deep Level platform opened 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 Moorfields from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Moorfields station is an underground railway station in Liverpool, England. It is situated on both the Northern and Wirral Lines of the Merseyrail network and is the only station on the network which has services to all other Merseyrail stations.
The station was built in the 1970s, partly as a replacement for Liverpool Exchange railway station, opening on 2 May 1977. It is accessed via entrances at Moorfields and on the corner of Old Hall Street and Tithebarn Street (Old Hall Street being open only from 5.30am until 7pm on weekdays).
Services from the north which had previously terminated at Liverpool Exchange were diverted to Moorfields, and continued via a new tunnel to Liverpool Central, with some continuing south to Garston (later extending to Hunts Cross); these services form the Northern Line. At the same time, another new tunnel was built, carrying the Wirral Line in a loop from James Street via Moorfields, Lime Street, and Liverpool Central before returning to James Street; the Wirral Line platform opened on 30 October 1977.
There are three platforms (two for the Northern Line and one for the Wirral Line) in two levels of tunnel. The Wirral Line platform is at a much deeper level; this is because the Northern Line tunnels pass over the Queensway road tunnel whilst the Wirral Line passes beneath it.
Passengers must, curiously for an underground station, go up an escalator from the Moorfields entrance to reach the ticket office - the station was originally intended to connect with a pedestrian walkway system, designed to separate pedestrians from traffic. Only a small section of the system was constructed in the 1970s and the scheme eventually fell by the wayside. From the ticket office, another escalator leads down to the main passenger tunnel which links the Northern and Wirral Line platforms and the Old Hall Street entrance. A new 'M to Go' shop opened at the Old Hall Street entrance in 2006, acting as a combined snack shop/ticket counter, with another new 'M to Go' shop planned for the main entrance of the station which could open later in 2011.
The usage of the station Monday to Friday is much greater than the statistics show, since they credit "Liverpool" passengers to Lime Street station, and do not include day or season ticket holders. The station is however significantly quieter at weekends, since it is primarily used by city centre workers and is less convenient for most of the city centre retail areas than Liverpool Central.
Southbound trains run every five minutes to Liverpool Central. Trains originating from Southport continue to Hunts Cross, every 15 minutes.
Services run every 15 minutes (Monday to Saturday daytime) to each of New Brighton, West Kirby and Hooton. From Hooton, trains continue every 15 minutes to Chester and every 30 minutes to Ellesmere Port. These services give a combined frequency of five minutes around the loop and through the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead. At other times, trains operate every 30 minutes to each of the four destinations.
- Train times and station information for Moorfields railway station from National Rail
- Station information from Merseyrail
Preceding station National Rail Following station Liverpool Central Merseyrail
Sandhills James Street Merseyrail
Merseyrail Northern Line Stations Southport - Hunts Cross BranchHunts Cross • Liverpool South Parkway • Cressington • Aigburth • St Michaels • Brunswick • Liverpool Central • Moorfields • Sandhills • Bank Hall • Bootle Oriel Road • Bootle New Strand • Seaforth & Litherland • Waterloo • Blundellsands & Crosby • Hall Road • Hightown • Formby • Freshfield • Ainsdale • Hillside • Birkdale • Southport Ormskirk Branch Kirkby Branch Merseyrail Wirral Line Stations New Brighton Branch: West Kirby Branch: Northern Branch: Liverpool Loop: Southern Branch: Chester Branch: Ellesmere Port 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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