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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 Warrington CentralNorthern21:23On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern21:53On time
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway21:561On time
to Warrington CentralNorthern22:23On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern23:27On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern21:23On time
from Warrington CentralNorthern21:52On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway21:561On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern22:23On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern23:27On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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