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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:05 - 14:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:04 - 00:22
Sunday 07:34 - 00:22
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMerseyrail
Car parking spaces109
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces26
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>Apply for Free Secure Cycle storage access <a href="http://www.merseyrail.org/cycle">www.merseyrail.org/cycle</a></p>
Step-free accessPart 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi rank located next to station.

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.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail08:421On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail09:121On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail09:421On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail10:121On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail10:421On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail08:331Scheduled
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail08:34Late
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail09:031On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail09:331On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail10:031On time
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