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Trains to Ellesmere Port

Trains first arrived in Ellesmere Port in 1863, by which time the industrial revolution had brought rapid growth to the nearby docks, effectively transforming the town. Change accelerated in the 1890s, as the new Manchester Ship Canal joined the River Mersey just west of the town. Today the station looks similar to the way it did then, and is the terminus for services from Liverpool and Birkenhead, as well as more infrequent services to and from Warrington Bank Quay via Helsby. The station in Ellesmere Port is located between the docks and the town centre, which is dominated by the Port Arcades shopping centre. Both are roughly ten minutes' walk from the station. Although industry remains important to the economy in Ellesmere Port, the historic docks themselves have been transformed over recent decades with residential developments, restaurants and other leisure facilities, and the National Waterways Museum.

Station details & facilities

Ellesmere Port station has two platforms. The ticket office leads onto platform 1 (towards Liverpool), and there is a separate entrance with a ramp for step-free access to the platform. Services to Warrington leave from platform 2, linked to the rest of the station via a footbridge - there is no step-free access to this platform. The taxi rank and bus stops for onward travel are both located outside the station buildings.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:05 - 14:00
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0151 702 2951


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:04 - 00:22
    Sunday 07:34 - 00:22
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Merseyrail
  • Car parking spaces : 109

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 26
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

    Apply for Free Secure Cycle storage access www.merseyrail.org/cycle


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Access to Liverpool platform from car park is step free. Assistance can only be provided when station is staffed.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Taxi rank located next to station.

Trains to Ellesmere Port


Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4AR
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:05 - 14:00
Sunday Closed

Useful links when visiting Ellesmere Port by train