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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.

Departures and arrivals from Ellesmere Port

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ellesmere Port station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
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to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail15:121On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail15:421On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail16:121On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail16:42On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail17:12On time
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from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail15:001On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail15:301On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail16:001On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail16:301On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail17:001On time
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