WARRINGTON WEST STATION
WARRINGTON can now boast the newest railway station in the North following the official opening of Warrington West, which followed a special community event to mark the occasion.
The £20.5m station – funded by Warrington Borough Council, the Department for Transport, developer contributions and Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership – is providing rail travellers in the west of the town with newfacilities and great links to Warrington, Liverpool and Manchester – and, with Northern’s brand new trains also calling at the station, customers can now be able to travel direct to Manchester Airport.
The project was delivered by Balfour Beatty with the support of Network Rail who own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland. Work began on the station, part of the Chapelford development, in January 2018. It includes:
• A high quality station building which echoes local history with a building design based on an ‘aircraft hangar’.
• A staffed station to improve customer service and promote safety and security.
• Four trains an hour, one limited stop and one stopper – two heading to Warrington Central and Manchester and two in the opposite direction to Liverpool.
• High quality, easy access for cyclists and pedestrian station users.
• Safe, secure and convenient cycle parking.
• Good interchange with current and future bus services.
• Space for drop-off and taxis, and a large, secure pay and display car park with CCTV and lighting.