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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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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 23:50
Saturday 06:00 - 23:50
Sunday 08:45 - 00:00
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
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes10 hoops
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Rainhill

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rainhill station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern17:00On time
to HuytonNorthern17:12On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern18:00On time
to HuytonNorthern18:12On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern19:00On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from HuytonNorthern17:00On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern17:12On time
from HuytonNorthern18:00On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern18:12On time
from HuytonNorthern19:00On time
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