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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 14:25
Saturday 07:00 - 14:25
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces7
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access to Liverpool platform from station front. Separate ramp access from road bridge to Manchester platform.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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 StreetNorthern06:07On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern06:44On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway07:071On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern07:08On time
to Warrington CentralNorthern07:19On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Warrington CentralNorthern06:06On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern06:44On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern07:07On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway07:071On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern07:18On time
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