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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.

Trains to Southport station

Southport train station is mainly served by Northern and Merseyrail trains.

Merseyrail services connect Liverpool Central to Southport in 59m, while Northern trains run from Stalybridge to Southport in 1h 40m and from Alderley Edge to Southport in 1h 42m.

Need more information on how to get to Southport by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Southport.

Southport train station departures and arrivals

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.

Southport train station parking

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.

Hotels near Southport train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Southport station open?

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.

Are trains running today from Southport station?

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.

Are there toilets at Southport station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Southport station.

Are dogs allowed 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.

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 CrossMerseyrail15:272On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern15:346On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail15:472On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail16:073On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail16:272On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail15:213On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern15:246On time
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail15:413On time
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail16:012On time
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail16:213On time
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