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Trains to Rainhill

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.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Rainhill station.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Rainhill. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Rainhill station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 23:50
    Saturday 06:00 - 23:50
    Sunday 08:45 - 00:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 222 0125


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes : 10 hoops


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Rainhill


Station Road, PRESCOT, Merseyside, L35 5SN
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 23:50
Saturday 06:00 - 23:50
Sunday 08:45 - 00:00