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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:35 - 00:27
Sunday 08:05 - 00:27
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 pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:35 - 00:27
Sunday 08:05 - 00:27
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMerseyrail
Car parking spaces110
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces28
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 and platforms are step free, car park has uneven ramp access.

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

Telephone numbers for taxi companies are displayed at all our stations.

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.

Departures and arrivals from Ormskirk

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ormskirk station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail15:481On time
to Preston (Lancs)Northern16:011On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail16:081On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail16:281On time
to Liverpool CentralMerseyrail16:481On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail15:551On time
from Preston (Lancs)Northern15:561On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail16:151On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail16:351On time
from Liverpool CentralMerseyrail16:551On time
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