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Ellesmere Port railway station is located in the town of Ellesmere Portmarker, Cheshiremarker, Englandmarker. It is one of the termini of the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network, and is also served by Northern Rail trains to Helsbymarker and Warrington Bank Quaymarker.

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 station can justify being opened at the weekend. At other times, passengers can 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.

All Merseyrail services use platform 1, whilst the infrequent services eastwards to Helsby & Warrington use platform 2.

The footbridge and exterior of the station


The station is situated on the branch of the Birkenhead Railway from Hootonmarker 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.

Ellesmere Port became part of the Merseyrail network in 1994, when the line from Hooton was electrified and through train services to Liverpool via Birkenheadmarker commenced.


Wirral Line services operate every 30 minutes each day (including Sunday) towards Birkenheadmarker and Liverpoolmarker, with additional services operating in peak periods.

Northern Rail operates a limited rail service to Helsbymarker via Ince & Eltonmarker and Stanlow & Thorntonmarker. There are two departures in the early morning and two in the early evening. There is no Sunday service.




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