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The first Southport station was built at the Chapel Street site in 1851, welcoming passengers from Manchester to the growing seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast. By the turn of the 20th century, the lines from Liverpool, Preston and Manchester all terminated at the station after several others across the town were amalgamated into one. At its largest, the station had eleven regular platforms and two excursion platforms and, though the Preston line closed in the 1960s and there are now six platforms, the station still welcomes over three million visitors every year. Just a ten-minute walk from Southport station is the end of the pier with its incredible views along the beaches and dunes of the Sefton coastline. And right outside the station, there's plenty to do, too. Chapel Street is in the heart of one of the town's main shopping areas with wide, tree-lined boulevards and arcades to explore.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:28 - 00:37
Sunday 07:43 - 00:37
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteShoe repairer Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food vending machine
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces96
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in staff car park
Cycle storage notes<p>Secure cycle parking is available at the station. If you are interested in reserving secure parking further details can be found at  <a href="http://www.merseyrail.org">www.merseyrail.org</a></p> <p>Cycle Repairs available</p> <p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="16 rack 146 secure spaces">16 racks, 146 secure spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ticket office is step free. Both platforms accessed via concourse.

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

Telephone numbers for taxi companies are displayed at all our stations.

The main entrance to the station is through a parade of shops from the pedestrianised Chapel Street. All platforms can be accessed step-free from the concourse. The car park right next to the station is for taxis and staff only, but there is an NCP car park further along London Street. Storage space for 162 bikes is available in the staff car park.

Departures and arrivals from Southport

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southport station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail07:133On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail07:282On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern07:336On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail07:431On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail07:583On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern07:095On time
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail07:122Late
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail07:403On time
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail08:102On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern08:244On time
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