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Trains to Ainsdale

Ainsdale train station is located on Merseyrail’s northern Line and serves Ainsdale, linking it with Liverpool and the nearby Southport station. The station opened in 1848 as part of the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway. Today, trains from Ainsdale depart every 15 minutes on weekdays and summer weekends. Winter Sundays have a half-hourly service.

Ainsdale itself is a residential area on the southern side of Southport. The Trans Pennine Trails and the Sefton coastal path both pass through Ainsdale, which is home to Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Ainsdale beach, and sand dunes which have been designated a nature reserve. 

The station has two platforms linked by a footbridge with access via steps and a ramp. Since 2007, it has been improved with the addition of passenger toilets, electronic information screens and automatic doors. Ainsdale train station also underwent extensive refurbishment during 2017 and early 2018 to improve accessibility for pushchairs and wheelchair users.  

Southport, to the north, is a train journey of just 12 minutes and, to the south, Liverpool Central is a 36 minute journey from Ainsdale.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Ainsdale. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Ainsdale station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:32 - 00:27
    Sunday 07:52 - 00:27
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points :
  • Nearest station with more facilities :

    The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Ainsdale are:

    • Formby
    • Southport

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False

WiFi

ATMs

  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located outside the station

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:32 - 00:27
    Sunday 07:52 - 00:27
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Merseyrail
  • Car parking spaces : 56

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 40
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : adjacent to booking office
  • Cycle storage notes :

    8 stands, 32 Secure cycle spaces

    Apply for Free Secure Cycle storage access www.merseyrail.org/cycle

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Car park and ticket office are step free. Interchange via level crossing.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    www.traintaxi.co.uk

Trains to Ainsdale

Address

Station Road, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3HJ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:32 - 00:27
Sunday 07:52 - 00:27

Ainsdale Live Departures

14:58

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

Station Due 15:04

15:07

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:13

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

15:22

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:28

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

15:37

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:43

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

15:52

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:58

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

16:07

Ainsdale

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

14:58

Southport

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

Station Leaving 15:05

15:07

Hunts Cross

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:13

Southport

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

15:22

Hunts Cross

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:28

Southport

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

15:37

Hunts Cross

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:43

Southport

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

15:52

Hunts Cross

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time

15:58

Southport

Merseyrail

Plat. 2

On time

16:07

Hunts Cross

Merseyrail

Plat. 1

On time