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Chester facilities

Opening in 1840, Chester Station is located beyond the city’s walls, and was originally designed as two stations, but were connected several years later. The ornate building is styled on classical Italian architecture and built from traditional Staffordshire blue stone with sandstone highlights. On Platform 4, carved into the roof beams, are wooden owls. Designed by John Thomas, sculptor to royalty, to scare away pigeons, and they are delightfully quaint. 

Undergoing several redesigns over the years, Chester now has 7 platforms and sees over 5 million passengers pass through its doors annually. Nearby flows the Shropshire Union Canal, and just outside the station doors is Brook Street, a paradise for shoppers, but overlooking it all is the impressive cathedral. 

How far is Chester Station from Liverpool John Lennon Airport?

Taking approximately 1.5 hours, catching the train from Chester to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, via Liverpool Lime Street.

How far is the walk from Chester Station to Chester city centre?

Brook Street, which leads straight to the city centre is just outside the station.

Does Chester Station have car park facilities?

Chester East and Chester West have 236 parking spaces combined, including blue badge spaces. These car park facilities are open 24 hours from Monday to Sunday.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Chester Station?

There are 76 spaces to secure your bike at Chester Railway Station.

What facilities are available at Chester Station?

  • Toilets, including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access - step-free access throughout, ramps, induction loops, and wheelchairs are available

What popular destinations are available from Chester Station?

If you’re planning a day out in Chester, we’ve created the following guide to all the attractions and places of interest for your visit.

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