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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 22:00
Saturday 06:10 - 22:00
Sunday 08:10 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

Warrington Central

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Available during booking office opening hours

Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces34
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Bike shed by bus stop, platform 1 by footbridge, platform 2 by footbridge

Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Ticket hall and Platform 1 only

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
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 StreetNorthern08:072On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern09:032On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern09:091On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern10:072On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern10:081On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern08:072On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern09:022On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern09:091On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern10:072On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern10:081On time
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