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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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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 00:00
Saturday 06:00 - 00:00
Sunday 08:30 - 00:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Earlestown

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Earlestown station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern20:502On time
to LeedsNorthern20:554Late
to Manchester AirportNorthern20:591Late
to ChesterTransport for Wales21:165On time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales21:294On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester AirportNorthern20:502On time
from ChesterNorthern20:554Late
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern20:591Late
from Manchester AirportTransport for Wales21:155On time
from ChesterTransport for Wales21:294On time
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