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Trains to Ormskirk

A popular town for those with a sweet tooth, Ormskirk is renowned for its gingerbread - in the mid-1800s the town's bakers would pay £20 per year to the East Lancashire Railway Company for the right to sell gingerbread on the platforms. Today the town boasts an excellent high street brimming with independent retailers and a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs, all within walking distance of the station. Landmarks include the 12th century St Peter and St Paul church and the Grade II listed Clock Tower. Ormskirk's small station is a key interchange between Liverpool and Preston. Built in 1849, the original redbrick building, with its large white canopy, is Grade II listed. Unusually, the single platform is divided in two by a buffer, effectively creating two terminuses on one line. Since 2009 it has been one of the most eco-friendly stations in the UK, with a rainwater harvesting system and energy-saving measures in place.

Station details & facilities

Ormskirk station has two entrances, both on the Railway Approach side of the station. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and out onto the sole platform - the side to your left is platform 1 (towards Liverpool), and the side to your right is platform 2 (towards Preston). If you're changing trains, you'll need to walk down to the appropriate end of the platform. The concourse has a ticket desk, ticket machines and public toilets, including accessible facilities.