Bootle Oriel Road railway station is a railway station in Bootle, Merseyside, England. It is situated near the town's Victorian civic centre, opposite Bootle Town Hall, although the surrounding area is now largely residential. It is located on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. Bootle Village Station (on south side of Merton Road) opened in 1850 as an intermediate station when the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway was extended from its previous terminal at Waterloo to Liverpool Exchange. A new station called Bootle Oriel Road (further south from Merton Road) was opened on 1 May 1876 and replaced Bootle Village Station. It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), on 14 June 1855. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatised in 1995).
Trains operate every 15 minutes throughout the day from Monday to Saturday and on summer Sundays to Southport to the north, and to Hunts Cross in Liverpool via Liverpool Central to the south. Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.
Bootle Oriel Road is fully accessible, the station and ticket office can be accessed via ramps and the platforms can be accessed via lifts. There is an induction loop, help point, and lost property. There is a booking office and staff are available 15 minutes before the first train and 15 minutes after the last train. Both platforms can be accessed via ramps or lifts. There is car parking for 4 cars and secure cycle storage for 24 cycles. Bus Connection Timetable.
Local Taxis: 0151 928 7000, 0151 920 7000
Connections: 81, 881 (Speke) 81A (Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Bootle Bus station), 157 (Aintree University Hospital to Bootle Bus Station), 135,235 (Netherton)