One of Britain’s two remaining triangular stations, Earlestown Railway Station supplies Earlestown, Merseyside, with regular train services. Northern, who also manage the station, provide trains along the Liverpool to Manchester Line; Arriva Trains Wales services operate through the station on the Chester to Manchester line. Most services operate hourly. Northern trains from Earlestown include services to Manchester Victoria and Airport from platform 1, to Liverpool Lime Street (originating at Manchester) via St Helens Junction from platform 2, and bi-directional services between Warrington Bank Quay and Liverpool from platform 3. Platform 4 is served with Arriva Trains Wales services to Manchester Piccadilly and Airport; platform 5 is served by Arriva Trains Wales services to Chester and Llandudno via Warrington and Helsby. On Sundays, services here operate between Lime Street-Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly-Chester only.
Earlestown Station’s unique triangular shape represents the oldest junction in the world between passenger railways, and the waiting room on the Liverpool-bound platform is the oldest station building in the world still in active use. Tickets may be purchased from the manned booking hall off platform 1; shelters, bench seating, and customer help points are present on all platforms.
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|Weekdays||06:00 - 00:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 00:00|
|Sunday||08:30 - 00:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||10|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Level access from Railway Street past the ticket office to platform 1 (trains to Manchester). From platform 1 an open wooden stepped bridge (26 steps up and 27 steps down) gives access to platform 2 (trains to Liverpool) and Platform 3 (trains to Liverpool & Warrington Bank Quay. From here a footpath leads to Platform 4 for trains to Manchester and via another footbridge up 28 steps and down 27 steps onto platform 5 (trains to Warrington Bank Quay and North Wales). Level access is also available to platform 5 from Old Wargrave Road which is approximately 2 miles from the station ticket office.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
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