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Written by Bevan Price - 28 Apr 2004
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Location notes
Town centre station, two platforms plus disused bay on south side.
Railway type and traffic
Up to 3 passenger trains per hour each way. Mostly Class 142/150/156/158.
Freight very occasionally.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link St. Helens Central Station
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Urban, light industry with disused remains of goods yard at east of station.
Road directions
Head for St. Helens town centre and follow signs to the railway station.

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St. Helens Central Station map co-ordinates
Free at station for rail passengers ONLY. Pay & display car parks in town centre. Free on-street parking is extremely restricted near the station, and usually limited to 1 or 2 hours.
Public transport
By rail to St. Helens Central.
By bus from St. Helens Junction station to the town centre (2 miles).

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In nearby town centre. Note that ticket barrier checks are usually present during the daytime.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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St. Helens Central Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
St. Helens Central Station general view map
St. Helens Central Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
St. Helens Central Station

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Photographic notes
Sun best for eastbound trains in the morning. For westbound trains, a better location is Corporation Street over bridge, immediately on the Wigan side of the station.
Note that some staff can be unfriendly towards photographers.

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

Fig 1 - Looking east

A mid morning shot from the Corporation Street Bridge.

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Looking towards Liverpool

Fig 3 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking east

Looking in the wigan direction.

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