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Widnes Train Station

124 Birchfield Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7TJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Ticket Office.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include seating areas.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Widnes.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the left of the train station.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 500cm (12ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the train station building.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to platform 2.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the station.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 07:00 - 14:25.
    • Tuesday 07:00 - 14:25.
    • Wednesday 07:00 - 14:25.
    • Thursday 07:00 - 14:25.
    • Friday 07:00 - 14:25.
    • Saturday 07:00 - 14:25.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Platform 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Birchfield Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Platform 1)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Train Station

  • There are generally 1 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • There is not an office to obtain help.
  • The station is not staffed between 14:00 to 07:00.
  • There is a ticket office.
  • The ticket office is located within the train station building.
  • The ticket office is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • Please click here for access information for Northern Rail.
  • There is not a taxi rank at the station.
  • There are 2 platform(s) in the station.
  • The platform(s) accessed by ramp / slope is / are 1 & 2.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Announcements on platforms are audio and visual.
    • Platforms which have tactile markings at the platform edge are 1 & 2.
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the platform(s).
    • There is not a wheelchair available to borrow.

Bridge

  • There is a footbridge giving access between the platforms.
  • There are 18 clearly marked medium steps either side.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • There is a covered seating area on platform 1.
    • There is open air seating around the station.