Warrington West railway station

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Warrington West National Rail
Warrington West railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceGreat Sankey, Warrington
Local authorityWarrington Borough Council
Coordinates53°23′37″N 2°38′19″W / 53.39361°N 2.63861°W / 53.39361; -2.63861Coordinates: 53°23′37″N 2°38′19″W / 53.39361°N 2.63861°W / 53.39361; -2.63861
Operations
Station codeWAW
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
History
December 2019Planned Opening[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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Warrington West railway station is currently under construction and is planned to serve the Omega Development Site and Chapelford urban village housing estate in Great Sankey, Warrington, England.[2][3] It will also feature an interchange for bus services as well as a park and ride with parking for 287 cars.[4]

The station is to be located west of central Warrington on the existing southern Liverpool to Manchester Line route between Sankey and Warrington Central stations.

Warrington Borough Council applied for funding from the government's New Stations fund but the bid failed.[5] However, the council secured part of the funding through other sources and a planning application was approved in 2015, and it was hoped that construction could begin in 2016, until Network Rail increased the estimated cost by £4 million. A fresh bid to the New Stations Fund was successful, and the station is expected to open in December 2019.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Rising costs delay construction of Warrington West railway station – unlikely to open before 2018". Warrington Guardian. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Plans for new £9m railway station in Warrington". BBC News. 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Warrington West railway station concerns raised by residents". Warrington Guardian. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "First look at new Warrington station". Warrington Guardian. 30 May 2013.
  6. ^ Topping, Stephen (10 August 2019). "This is when Warrington's new station will finally open". chesterchronicle. Retrieved 16 August 2019.