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Old Roan

Collected date 01/07/13

Old Roan sign

Old Roan station serves Aintree, and is named after a pub of that name on the corner. At this busy junction there are also a few shops, so we stopped for tea and cake before moving on.

The station has been modernised quite recently, and is now a bus rail interchange. The station approach:

Old Roan approach

The front of the station building, with steps (and a lift) up to the northbound platform 2:

Old Roan frontage

From the front of the station an underpass crosses the line to provide access to the Liverpool-bound platform 2. Looking back towards the booking office:

Old Roan underpass

The station has been adopted:

Old Roan plaque

As well as the lift, steps lead up to platform 1:

Old Roan platform 1 steps

On platform 1 looking north:

Old Roan platforms looking north

Platform 2 seen from platform 1 opposite:

Old Roan platform 2

Looking north along the line from the end of the platform:

Old Roan looking north

Looking south along the line:

Old Roan looking south

Leaving the station back out the front we see where an old viaduct used to run, parallel to the current line:

Old Roan old viaduct

Passing under the railway line to the left of the previous shot, we find this art on the other side:

Old Roan art

And next to the artwork is the pub which gives the station its name:

Old Roan pub

The platforms seen from the pub carpark:

Old Roan platform 1 from pub