Trains to Ormskirk

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Ormskirk is a market town in West Lancashire, 13 miles (21 km) north of Liverpool, 11 miles (18 km) northwest of St Helens, 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Southport and 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Preston.

The town is famous for its gingerbread biscuits, sold to passengers at the station since 1889. After tasting the biscuits Edward Prince of Wales sent an order to town and the biscuits baking became part of the retail history of the town. The baking of gingerbread became part of the retail history of the town, that has been preserved throughout the years. To date it holds its status as retail centre offering several bars and restaurant. Ormskirk’s economy is supported by independent professional, financial services, solicitors, estate agents, architects and accountants.

Visitors travelling by train to West Lancashire to avoid traffic congestions should purchase train tickets to Ormskirk take advantage of early booking discounts. The town welcomes visitors with a small station that functions as key interchange between Liverpool and Preston. The station was built in 1849 and to date is a Grade II listed building that still features its original red bricks and white large canopy. Since 2009 it is one of the most eco-friendly stations in UK thanks to its rainwater harvesting system and energy-saving measures installed. The town is served by the homonymous rail station equipped with a single platform split in two by a buffer. In 2009 it has undergone a £1.5 million refurbishment involving a new station concourse, waiting room, toilet facilities, ticket office, new automatic swinging doors, as well as a remodelled and landscaped path to the station and a bicycle route up to the bus interchange. The station has been classed eco-friendly for using harvesting water system and various other energy-saving measures. Passengers travelling by train to avoid traffic congestion are advised to purchase Advance train tickets to Ormskirk to benefit from special rates and early booking discounts. Visitors arriving at Ormskirk walking to town will notice that the town is characterised by a lively high street packed with independent retail shops and a range of restaurants, cafes and pubs, all within walking distance of the station. Landmarks include the 12th century St Peter and St Paul church and the Grade II listed Clock Tower. The station ticket office is open six days a week except for Thursdays. On weekdays and on Saturdays the opening hours are from 05:35am until 00:27am, while on Sundays the railways station is open from 08:05 until 00:27am. The station, platforms and toilets are fully accessible. CCTV surveillance cameras, payphones and tv screes showing live train departures and arrivals are available to travellers at this station. The car park offers 108 parking spaces and 28 bicycles racks. Both located outside the train station. Ormskirk station functions as an interchange between Mersey rail services travelling from Liverpool Central served by Platform 1. Arriva Trains operate services to Preston from Platform 2.

Train services departing from Ormskirk, directed to Liverpool Central, run with a 15 minutes frequency on daytime from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes at all other times. Train services to Preston operate hourly. On Sundays train services to either Preston or Liverpool street depart every half hour from Ormskirk station.