Britain >Merseyside >Rainford Kirkby Upholland


Collected date 01/07/13

Rainford sign

Rainford station is about a mile to the north of Rainford itself, on the line between the Merseyrail terminus at Kirkby and Wigan Wallgate. The settlement around the station is named after the station's original name: Rainford Junction.

A road bridge crosses the line at the eastern end of the station. The view of the station from the road bridge, looking west:

Rainford from bridge looking

Looking east along the line from the road bridge:

Rainford from bridge looking

A ramp leads down from road level to platform 2:

Rainford exit

Platform 2 at Rainford, for trains towards Wigan:

Rainford platform 2

Beyond the footbridge that crosses the line platform 2 is overgrown, but still has a new sign!

Rainford platform 2 overgrown

Over the line, on platform 1, which has an entrance from a small access road:

Rainford platform 1 entrance

On platform 1, looking east at both platforms:

Rainford platforms looking east

The footbridge which crosses the line:

Rainford footbridge

From the footbridge looking west along the line towards Rainford Junction signalbox:

Rainford from footbridge looking

Rainford Junction signalbox now just runs a couple of signals, but once managed the junction with branches south to Rainford itself and north via Skelmersdale towards Ormskirk. The signalbox from the footbridge:

Rainford signalbox from

The signalbox seen from the access road next to platform 1:

Rainford signalbox

At platform level looking west along the line under the footbridge:

Rainford looking west