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Kirkby station is a thriving interchange in Merseyside, situated between Liverpool Central and Manchester Victoria. The station dates back to 1848, although the station buildings were rebuilt in 1978 and moved to the opposite platform. The arrival of rail had a profound impact on the town, which before the mid-1800s was a farming community – the new transport links opened up the area, and both industrial and residential development swiftly followed. Kirkby is part of the borough of Knowsley, and grew quickly in the decades after WW2, as new housing was built to replace that lost to bombing in Liverpool City Centre. Today, the population is 40,000, with employment mostly provided by the Royal Ordnance Factory and several call centres. It’s also a base for Liverpool commuters, who can reach the city by train in around 20 minutes. While housing dominates, local green spaces include Valley Park and the Green Flag accredited St Chads Gardens.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:33 - 00:28
Sunday 08:03 - 00:28
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
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 05:33 - 00:28
Sunday 08:03 - 00:28
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMerseyrail Merseytravel
Car parking spaces175
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in car park
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 accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ticket office is step free. Ramps to platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible black cabs are available outside the station.

Kirkby station’s entrance provides step-free access into the concourse, which has a staffed counter and leads out onto the platform. The platform is split in two by a buffer, with platform 1 right outside the ticket office and platform 2 a little further along to the right. So if you’re changing trains here, don’t look for another platform - just walk up to the other side of the buffers.

Departures and arrivals from Kirkby

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kirkby station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail23:131On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail05:431Scheduled
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail06:131Scheduled
to Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:361Scheduled
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail06:431Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail22:541On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail23:541On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail06:241Scheduled
from Wigan WallgateNorthern06:29Scheduled
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail06:541Scheduled
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