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Situated on the electrified Liverpool to Wigan Line, Prescot train station opened in 1871 and serves the town of Prescot, eight miles to the east of Liverpool. The town is famous as the site of the Prescot Playhouse, a purpose-built Shakespearean theatre which dates from the 1590s, and its watch and clock-making industries of the 18th and 19th Century.  

Train services between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western are provided by Northern, with trains running every half an hour. The journey time to Liverpool Lime Street is 22 minutes. Prescot train station has a staffed ticket office located at the entrance to platform 1. Step free access is available from the carpark to the Wigan-bound platform 1; access to the Liverpool bound platform 2 can be made either via the footbridge or the private estate on the nearby Hays Avenue. Local bus connections can be found nearby on Bridge Road. 

Prescot station is also the nearest station to Knowsley Safari Park, it's north-west of the station, around a 25-minute walk away.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 23:30
Saturday 05:45 - 23:30
Sunday 08:15 - 23:30
Ticket MachineUnavailable
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
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces35
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes5 hoops
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to the Wigan bound platform - short walk to / from carpark

Open step foot bridge to Liverpool platform with 52 steps 

Or step free access to Liverpool platform by walking through private housing estate on Hays Road which takes approximately 15 minutes.

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

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Departures and arrivals from Prescot

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Prescot station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern11:432On time
to Blackpool NorthNorthern12:331On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern12:472On time
to Blackpool NorthNorthern13:331On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern13:372On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Blackpool NorthNorthern11:432On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern12:331On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern12:472On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern13:331On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern13:372On time
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