Huyton (HUY)

Huyton is a station on Liverpool-Wigan and Liverpool-Manchester Lines and one of the oldest railway stations in the world.

Type: National Rail
(Liverpool-Wigan Line)
Station code: HUY
Opened: 1830
Platforms: 4
The station was opened in 1830 as Huyton Lane Gate on George Stephenson's pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the first entirely steam powered railway. The name was changed first to Huyton Lane in 1839 and finally to just Huyton in 1852.

The oldest parts of the current station, including the ticket office, date from when it was owned by the London & North Western Railway (who took over the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1846). In the 1970s Huyton was cut back with two of the platforms taken out of use.

However both have been bought back into use in recent years as part of a station modernisation and the electrification of the Liverpool to Manchester route.
Northern 319 371 pauses at Huyton 
A Rail Head Treatment Train passes through

Station sign

Main station building on the right

Northern 319 371 heads off bound for Liverpool Lime Street