Eccleston Park railway station

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Eccleston Park
National Rail
Eccleston Park Station 319.JPG
Wigan-bound Northern Electrics Class 319 EMU at Eccleston Park
LocationEccleston Park, St Helens
Coordinates53°25′51″N 2°46′50″W / 53.4307°N 2.7805°W / 53.4307; -2.7805Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 2°46′50″W / 53.4307°N 2.7805°W / 53.4307; -2.7805
Grid referenceSJ482929
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityMerseytravel
Other information
Station codeECL
Fare zoneA2
ClassificationDfT category E
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
July 1891 (1891-07)Station opened
2015/16Increase 0.120 million
2016/17Increase 0.124 million
2017/18Increase 0.127 million
2018/19Decrease 72,058
2019/20Increase 85,852
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Eccleston Park railway station serves the Eccleston Park area of Prescot, Merseyside, England. It is situated on the electrified Merseyrail Liverpool to Wigan City Line, 8 34 miles (14.1 km) northeast of Liverpool Lime Street. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Trains, however the station is branded Merseyrail using Merseyrail ticketing. It was opened by the London & North Western Railway in July 1891.

Electrification of this line was given the go-ahead in November 2010. On 17 May 2015, electric train services began on the Liverpool to Wigan line, operating Class 319 electric multiple units.


Though run by Northern Trains, it is within the Merseytravel area and thus has a ticket office that is staffed throughout the hours of service each day (05:50-23:30 Mondays to Saturdays; closed Sundays). This is located in the main building on platform 1, along with a waiting room whilst there is a shelter on platform 2. Train running information is provided via customer help points, PIS screens and timetable poster boards on each platform. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps.[1]


During Monday to Saturday daytimes, Eccleston Park is served by trains every 30 minutes each way between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.[2]

Since 10 December 2017, there has been an hourly service on Sundays, to Wigan North Western northbound and Liverpool Lime Street southbound.[3]



  1. ^ Eccleston Park station facilities National Rail Enquiries, Retrieved 10 January 2017
  2. ^ Table 90 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  3. ^ "City Line Book 4 from 10 December 2017 to 19 May 2018" (PDF). Merseytravel. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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