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Written by Bevan Price - 29 Apr 2004
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Location notes
On the Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria line, former junction station for St. Helens Central. 2 miles from town centre.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger services between Liverpool and Manchester and Warrington Bank Quay. Trains are all now operated by DMUs, mostly with Classes 142, 150, 156 from First North Western. The route is also sometimes used for diversions from other routes - check the National Rail timetable for dates - when Central Trains, Trans Pennine and Virgin services may appear.
Freight services include coal and other traffic from Seaforth and Bootle docks, but can be considerable day to day variation. DB Schenker Class 60 and 66, plus an occasional Freightliner Class 66 are most likely to be seen.
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RTT Link St. Helens Junction Station
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Urban residential & light industry.
Road directions
Easiest from the A569 road linking St. Helens town centre with the A57 at Bold Heath. About 1.5 miles from St. Helens town centre, turn east into Robins Lane. Continue into Station Road and the station is on the right.

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St. Helens Junction Station map co-ordinates
Free car park for rail passengers ONLY. Others will have to look for on-street spaces near the station.
Public transport
By rail to the station or by bus from St. Helens town centre (about 2 miles).

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Some shops in nearby. Small cafe in converted stationmaster's house.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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St. Helens Junction Station

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Streetmap links
St. Helens Junction Station general view map
St. Helens Junction Station close up map

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St. Helens Junction Station

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Photographic notes
Sun best in morning for eastbound trains, and best in summer evenings for westbound trains.

General views - All photographs © Bevan Price unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west

Fig 1 - Looking west

Looking towards Liverpool on a winters mid morning.

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