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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.

Departures and arrivals from Aintree

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Aintree station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to OrmskirkMerseyrail08:022On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail08:061On time
to OrmskirkMerseyrail08:172On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail08:211On time
to OrmskirkMerseyrail08:322On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail08:022On time
from OrmskirkMerseyrail08:061On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail08:172On time
from OrmskirkMerseyrail08:211On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail08:322On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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