Rainhill railway station lies in the district of the same name around 10 miles east of Liverpool. It’s an important stop along the Liverpool to Manchester Line. It’s one of the oldest stations in the world, having opened in 1830 and was historically used as the testing grounds for new locomotives in what was called the Rainhill Trials. It was also the site of the first skew bridge which was designed by George Stephenson and is now grade listed. Today, the station and the trains are managed and operated by Northern. Unlike many British stations, Rainhill is still staffed throughout the day and the attractive brick booking office and waiting rooms are also grade listed. On both sides of the tracks, you’ll find facilities like digital timetable displays, a footbridge linking the two platforms and help points. There are two direct departures an hour to Liverpool Lime Street in 26 minutes and several a day to Manchester Victoria in 37 minutes.
Within walking distance of Rainhill railway station, you can play a round on the rolling fairways of the Eccleston Park Golf Club, catch one of the games at the Rainhill Cricket Club or go for a walk in Penny's Pit Park.
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