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.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Left Luggage Website||https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|Shops note||Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Station Buffet notes|
Food vending machine
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
This station has step free access to all platforms / the platform Ticket office is step free. Both platforms accessed via concourse.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||280|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
in staff car park
|Cycle storage notes||Compound|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Need more information on how to get to Southport by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Southport.
Want to know when your next train from/to Southport station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Southport railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Southport.
Southport train station has six platforms. 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.
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Southport station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Southport station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Southport.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Southport station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Southport station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.