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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Sunday 08:11 - 00:11
Weekdays05:44 - 00:11
Saturday 05:44 - 00:11
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Find WiFi Hotspots around Aintree station
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:50 - 00:11
Sunday 08:11 - 00:11
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMerseyrail
Car parking spaces104
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>Apply for Free Secure Cycle storage access <a href="http://www.merseyrail.org/cycle">www.merseyrail.org/cycle</a> </p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

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

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes
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 OrmskirkMerseyrail20:032On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail20:241On time
to OrmskirkMerseyrail20:332On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail20:541On time
to OrmskirkMerseyrail21:032On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail20:032On time
from OrmskirkMerseyrail20:241On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail20:332On time
from OrmskirkMerseyrail20:541On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail21:032On time
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