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Trains to Aintree

Aintree station opened in 1849 and was originally known as Aintree Sefton Arms after a local pub, but the suffix was dropped in 1968. Now on the Northern Line, and charming with redbrick and yellow trim, the station reflects the rail hub's main function, being the closest station to Aintree Racecourse and providing fans with an easy gateway to the action. Needless to say, the station sees most of its yearly traffic during the week of the annual Grand National horse race - and every spring, when the race rolls into town, additional trains are put on to Liverpool city centre. Away from the horses, Aintree is a small village comprising two primary schools, several churches and three pubs. There is also ample opportunity to spend any money won on the races with two shopping areas on Altway and at the Old Roan. Famous faces of Aintree include former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson and leading Labour Party MP Andy Burnham.

Station details & facilities

Aintree station has one entrance leading straight from the car park, with horses galloping across its arch. You enter the station, under more horses, directly on to platform 1, which runs trains every 15 minutes to Liverpool Central. The ticket kiosk is on the left, and further along platform 1 are vending machines, cycle storage and an easy-access toilet. The station as a whole is fully accessible with ramped footbridge over to platform 2 and its Ormskirk-bound trains.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Sunday 08:11 - 00:11
    Weekdays05:44 - 00:11
    Saturday 05:44 - 00:11
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0151 702 2951


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes : Find WiFi Hotspots around Aintree station
  • Web kiosk : False


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:50 - 00:11
    Sunday 08:11 - 00:11
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Merseyrail
  • Car parking spaces : 104

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 24
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

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


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

    Car park and ticket office are step free. Access to Ormskirk platform via ramped overbridge

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


Trains to Aintree


Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, L9 5BE
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Sunday 08:11 - 00:11
Weekdays05:44 - 00:11
Saturday 05:44 - 00:11