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Widnes station is in the Halton area of Cheshire in northwest England, and dates back to 1873. Much of the original station's structure remains, and today it is a Grade II listed building. Today it's a busy commuter stop, taking locals east into Manchester and west into Liverpool. Widnes also has a footnote in modern musical history - on platform 2 there's a plaque stating 'At Widnes station in 1965 Paul Simon wrote the song Homeward Bound.' Along with Runcorn, Widnes is one of the two main towns of Halton. They share the district with the surrounding villages of Daresbury, Hale, Moore and Preston Brook - and all four are easily explored using Widnes as a base. Daresbury is particularly worth a visit, as it's the birthplace of children's author Lewis Carroll. As for Widnes itself, there are numerous places to explore including the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Brindley Theatre and Arts Centre, Norton Priory Museum & Gardens and The World of Glass.

Station details & facilities

Widnes station can be accessed on either side, but the main entrance and ticket hall are on the south site, leading onto platform 1 (towards Manchester). A footbridge connects to platform 2 (towards Liverpool), and there's also an alley leading directly to the platform just over the bridge on Birchfield Road. After a 2009 refurbishment, a shop and a beauty parlour have been added, but there are no toilets or waiting rooms.

Departures and arrivals from Widnes

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Widnes station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway21:371Late
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern21:54On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern22:23On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern22:55On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern23:21On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester Oxford RoadEast Midlands Railway21:361Late
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern21:54On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern22:23On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern22:54On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern23:21On time
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