Ellesmere Port railway station
|A Northern Rail Class 142 Pacer sporting the now-obsolete Merseyrail livery in platform 2 with a service to Helsby.|
|Local authority||Cheshire West and Chester|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|1 July 1863||opened as Whitby Locks|
|1 September 1870||renamed Ellesmere Port|
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|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated 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. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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- 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.
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.
As of June 2012, Northern Rail operates a limited service (four trains per day each way, Mondays to Saturdays only) to Helsby via Stanlow & Thornton and Ince & Elton, two of which continue to Warrington Bank Quay (one on Saturdays).
- Butt (1995).
- English Heritage. "Ellesmere Port Railway Station (1329997)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- "Northern Rail timetable number 15". Northern Rail. 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. "Liverpool to Manchester Airport and Warrington Bank Quay via Earlestown (includes Helsby to Ellesmere Port)"
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Ellesmere Port to Warrington Line
|Stanlow and Thornton|