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Birchwood is a popular commuter town on the outskirts of Warrington. Its station lies in the middle of the Manchester-Liverpool Line, taking locals to Manchester Oxford Road in 25 minutes and Liverpool Lime Street in around 50; Warrington Central is just four minutes away. Passengers arriving at Birchwood come in literally on the edge of town - north of the station is the busy Birchwood Shopping Centre complex and a residential development, and south of it is a landscape of open fields. The rather sudden change reflects Birchwood's history. It emerged as Warrington was developed as a New Town, so its streets are carefully planned. Even so, the area has a pleasant, leafy feel - from near the station, you can pick up a footpath along Birchwood Brook, following it to Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve. It's a great place for local walks, and, appropriately enough, has a healthy population of birch trees.

Station details & facilities

Birchwood has a fairly large ticket hall, with staffed counters, ticket machines and toilets, including accessible facilities. Doors lead out onto platform 1, which you can also access via a side gate from the car park. Access to platform 2 is via a footbridge. Currently only the ticket hall and platform 1 can be reached step-free. If you're coming by bike, you'll find racks on both platforms, next to the footbridge stairs.

Departures and arrivals from Birchwood

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Birchwood station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern08:082On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern09:032On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern09:091On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express09:242On time
to CleethorpesTransPennine Express09:52On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern08:082On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern09:032On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern09:091On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express09:232On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express09:51On 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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