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Ellesmere Port

  • FOUNDED 1963
  • MANAGED BY Merseyrail

Ellesmere Port is a large industrial town and port in Cheshire, situated south of Wirral on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal to the north of the city of Chester.

Station information

Built in a very distinctive style, the station was first opened in 1963 and is noticeable for its red sandstone with slate roofs, coped Dutch gables, casement windows and glazed porch on a sandstone plinth.

The station is run by Merseyrail with staff available to assist you from 0605 to 1400 Monday – Friday. The station has 109 parking spaces, limited cycle racks and ticket vending machines for easy ticket purchase before you travel. Find out more

You can now enjoy return travel from Ellesmere Port to Leeds with Northern Railway. Their daily return service departs Ellesmere Port at 7.15am returning from Leeds at 15.38. Find out more and plan your journey here

Visiting Ellesmere Port

From designer shopping to family days out, Ellesmere Port boasts a fantastic selection of things to do when you visit by train:

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is home to over 145 shops with a fantastic range of food and drink outlets to service its visitors. Brands include Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Armani, Ted Baker and many more! Get inspired for some retail therapy here

Visit the Blue Planet Aquarium for a fantastic day out the whole family will enjoy. Experience the underwater shark tunnel, explore the coral cave or amble through the flooded forest. Regular bus services run from Ellesmere Port Station to the aquarium, getting you there with ease. Book online for 10% discount on your tickets here

The National Waterways Museum boasts interactive technology and hands-on exhibits, allowing you to truly experience what it was like to live and work on the waterways over the last 200 years. Find out more and plan your day out here