Little Sutton railway station

Coordinates: 53°17′07″N 2°56′36″W / 53.2854°N 2.9433°W / 53.2854; -2.9433
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Little Sutton
General information
LocationLittle Sutton, Cheshire, Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates53°17′07″N 2°56′36″W / 53.2854°N 2.9433°W / 53.2854; -2.9433
Grid referenceSJ372769
Managed byMerseyrail
Transit authorityMerseytravel
Other information
Station codeLTT
Fare zoneG1
ClassificationDfT category F2
2018/19Increase 0.117 million
2019/20Increase 0.123 million
2020/21Decrease 50,684
2021/22Increase 0.118 million
2022/23Increase 0.151 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Little Sutton railway station serves the village of Little Sutton, near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. It is situated on the Hooton–Helsby line and is served by the Wirral Line which is part of the Merseyrail network. The station is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1] The station opened in 1863 as "Sutton" and was renamed Little Sutton in 1886. It became part of the Merseyrail network in 1994, when the branch from Hooton to Ellesmere Port was electrified by British Rail, and through train services to Liverpool via Birkenhead commenced.

Between the 2013/14 and 2019/20 periods, Little Sutton was the least-used station on the Merseyrail network. Since 2020/21 it is the second least-used station on the network.[2]


The station has platform CCTV.[3] Each platform has a sheltered waiting area. There are electronic departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. There is a payphone, next to the entrance, on platform 2.[4] There is ramp access, to each platform, for passengers with wheelchairs or prams. However, cross-platform access, within the station, is by staircase only. Platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton.

Little Sutton is one of four stations on the Merseyrail network that is Unstaffed, the others being Bache, Capenhurst and Overpool. Passengers 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 became part of the Merseyrail Penalty Fares Area on 15 June 2009.


This station is served by trains bound for Liverpool Central and Ellesmere Port, with platform 1 serving Ellesmere Port bound services and platform 2 serving Liverpool bound services, and is classed by Merseyrail as part of the Ellesmere Port branch of the Wirral Line.

Services call at this station every thirty minutes or less, including Sundays.[5] These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 777 EMUs.



  1. ^ Historic England, "Little Sutton Station (1104906)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 20 August 2013
  2. ^ "Estimates of station usage". Office of Rail and Road. Retrieved 27 November 2022.
  3. ^ Little Sutton train station facilities, Merseyrail, retrieved 30 January 2014
  4. ^ Station Facilities for Little Sutton, retrieved 30 January 2014
  5. ^ "Wirral Line timetable" (PDF), Merseyrail, archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013, retrieved 18 December 2013

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
towards Ellesmere Port
Wirral Line
Ellesmere Port Branch
towards Liverpool Central