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Trains to Widnes

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:00 - 14:25
    Saturday 07:00 - 14:25
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


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


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


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Northern Rail
  • Car parking spaces : 50

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 7
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Widnes


Victoria Avenue, WIDNES, Cheshire, WA8 7TJ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 14:25
Saturday 07:00 - 14:25
Sunday Closed