Anderton Boat Lift is a unique visitor attraction - with boat trips through a working hydraulic lift raising vessels from the River Weaver to the canal. Extraordinary stuff!


It's easy to reach Anderton Boat Lift in Anderton, by train. Simply hop on a train to Northwich station - then it's a pleasant walk along the river Weaver to get there, but the Number 4 bus from Northwich interchange will also get you there. There are taxis at the station, too - it's a 12-minute ride.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Anderton Boat Lift’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:15:00 until 13:30:00
  • Saturday open from 07:15:00 until 14:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Level access to Manchester platform only. Access via stepped footbridge to Chester platform. Access onto trains by means of wheelchair ramp is dependent on the type of train. Contact Travel Assistance Helpline for information.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern
Car parking spaces50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces2
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Northwich station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Northwich

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern15:331On time
to ChesterNorthern15:372On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern16:331On time
to ChesterNorthern16:372On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern17:331On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ChesterNorthern15:321On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern15:372On time
from ChesterNorthern16:321On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern16:372On time
from ChesterNorthern17:321On time

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