Travelling by train to The Atkinson is super-simple. The nearest railway station to The Atkinson is Southport, which is served by Merseyrail and Northern services throughout the day. It's 6 minutes to The Atkinson on foot. You'll find it on the north side of the station.

The Atkinson is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and intriguing displays, suitable for all ages.

Visit The Atkinson website for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:28 - 00:37
Sunday 07:43 - 00:37
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteShoe repairer Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food vending machine
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces96
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in staff car park
Cycle storage notes<p>Secure cycle parking is available at the station. If you are interested in reserving secure parking further details can be found at  <a href=""></a></p> <p>Cycle Repairs available</p> <p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="16 rack 146 secure spaces">16 racks, 146 secure spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ticket office is step free. Both platforms accessed via concourse.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Telephone numbers for taxi companies are displayed at all our stations.

Departures and arrivals from Southport

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southport station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail09:473On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail10:072On time
to Alderley EdgeNorthern10:164On time
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail10:273On time
to StalybridgeNorthern10:365On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail10:023On time
from StalybridgeNorthern10:115On time
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail10:222On time
from Alderley EdgeNorthern10:274On time
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail10:423On time

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