Ellesmere Port railway station
|A Northern Rail Class 142 Pacer sporting the now-obsolete Merseyrail livery in platform 2 with a service to Helsby.|
|Cheshire West and Chester|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|opened as Whitby Locks|
|renamed Ellesmere Port|
|National Rail - UK railway stations|
|* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ellesmere Port from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.|
Ellesmere Port railway station is located in the town of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. It is the terminal station of two lines on separate rail networks.
- One of the termini of the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network.
- The terminal of Northern Rail's Ellesmere Port to Warrington Bank Quay line.
Platform 1 serves the westbound Merseyrail electric services.
Platform 2 serves the infrequent eastbound Northern Rail diesel train services to Warrington Bank Quay via Helsby.
The ticket office is staffed by Merseyrail Monday to Friday between 06:05 and 14:00. There has been a recent experiment on Saturdays to see whether the booking office can justify being opened at the weekend. At other times, passengers may purchase tickets from the Ticket Vending Machine located on the platform. This machine can issue tickets to any destination on the rail network. Passengers failing to purchase a ticket will be liable for a Penalty Fare if they board a Merseyrail service without obtaining a valid ticket.
The station is situated on the branch of the Birkenhead Railway from Hooton to Helsby which opened in 1863. The station itself opened on 1 July 1863, as Whitby Locks. It was renamed Ellesmere Port on 1 September 1870. The station building has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.
Ellesmere Port became part of the Merseyrail network in 1994, when the line from Hooton was electrified and through train services to Liverpool's city centre via Birkenhead commenced.
Merseyrail Wirral Line services operate every 30 minutes each day (including Sunday) towards Birkenhead and Liverpool.
Northern Rail operates a limited service (four trains per day each way, weekdays only) to Helsby via Ince & Elton and Stanlow & Thornton.
- ^ a b Butt (1995).
- ^ "Ellesmere Port Railway Station", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1329997, retrieved 5 May 2011
Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Train times and station information for Ellesmere Port railway station from National Rail
- Station information from Merseyrail
- Uk mapping via yahoo
Ellesmere Port to Warrington Line
|Stanlow and Thornton|