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Rainford railway station serves the little community of the same name in the heart of Merseyside. It was constructed in the mid-19th century as Rainford Junction along the Skelmersdale Branch. Later, the line was taken over by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway a year later. It was used to transport both passengers and goods, though freighter services were axed in the early ‘60s. In the mid ‘70s, the station was renamed to simply Rainford. Today, the two platforms are managed and run along with the trains by Northern. It’s an unstaffed station with no facilities for buying tickets, so they must either be bought online in advance or on board the station. Unfortunately, the old station buildings were demolished in the ‘90s, but there are basic shelters on both sides of the tracks, a footbridge and timetable posters. There’s one direct departure to Kirby an hour in just 10 minutes and Manchester Victoria in 1 hour 3 minutes.

When you step off in Rainford, you could catch one of the games at the Rainford X Sports & Social Club, practise your serve at the Rainford Tennis Club or hole up in one of the cosy pubs and linger of a glass of wine or a craft beer. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
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 pointsUnavailable
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 spaces10
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Yes - via a steep ramps with uneven natural stone flooring and no hand rails.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Rainford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rainford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern06:232Scheduled
to BlackburnNorthern07:001Scheduled
to Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern07:122Scheduled
to BlackburnNorthern08:001Scheduled
to Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern08:242Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:232Scheduled
from Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern07:001Scheduled
from RochdaleNorthern07:122Scheduled
from Kirkby (Merseyside)Northern08:001Scheduled
from BlackburnNorthern08:242Scheduled
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