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Trains to St Helens Central

St Helens Central railway station lies in the town of the same name a few miles east of Liverpool in Merseyside. It was opened in the late-19th century by the St Helens Canal and Railway replacing two different earlier stations in town. In the early ‘60s, the station was rebuilt by architect William Headley with the use of Pilkington Glass and then in 2007 was reconstructed yet again, making it one of the most unique railway stations in the county. Today, the two-platform station and the trains that pass on the Liverpool to Wigan Line are managed by Northern and serves more than a million passengers every year. There is a ticket office and facilities like waiting shelters, digital passenger information displays and an adjoining car park. There are three direct departures an hour to Liverpool Lime Street in 31 minutes and Wigan North Western in 18 minutes.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when you step off the train at St Helens. Big hitters include the North West Museum of Road Transport which has an impressive collection of vintage vehicles and the St Helens Theatre Royal which has a year-round schedule of performing arts.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for St Helens Central station.

Station details & facilities

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

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Sunday opening April to August is 0800 - 2200
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:50 - 20:40
    Saturday 05:50 - 20:40
    Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

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

Facilities

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

CCTV

  • CCTV :

WiFi

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park - FREE FOR RAIL USERS - MUST DISPLAY A PARKING PERMIT WHICH IS AVAILABLE FROM THE BOOKING OFFICE ON PURCHASE / PRODUCTION OF VALID RAIL TICKET
  • Carpark operator : Northern Rail
  • Car parking spaces : 70

Bicycle Facilities

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

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level access to Wigan bound platform. Access by underground subway to Liverpool platform with steep ramps. Lift open for all services.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to St Helens Central

Address

Shaw Street, ST. HELENS, Merseyside, WA10 1DQ
Ticket Office Hours
Sunday opening April to August is 0800 - 2200
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 20:40
Saturday 05:50 - 20:40
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00

St Helens Central Live Departures

18:15

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 1

Station Due 18:27

18:37

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

18:40

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 1

Station Due 18:55

18:53

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

19:00

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

19:08

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

19:14

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

19:37

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

19:42

St Helens Central

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

19:53

St Helens Central

Northern

On time

18:16

Wigan North Western

Northern

Plat. 1

Station Leaving 18:28

18:38

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

18:41

Wigan North Western

Northern

Plat. 1

Station Leaving 18:56

18:53

Blackpool North

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

19:00

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

19:09

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

19:15

Wigan North Western

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

19:38

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

19:43

Wigan North Western

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

19:53

Blackpool North

Northern

On time

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