Frodsham Railway Station
North-bound towards Liverpool or Manchester or South-bound towards Wales. [Operators - Transport for Wales and Northern trains]
Frodsham railway station was built in 1849 for the Birkenhead, Lancashire and the Cheshire Junction Railway Company and originally incorporated a stationmaster's house. In 1893 the station house was moved en-block further away from the platform.
The Railway station was a busy and thriving establishment when the 20th Century dawned. Cattle, potatoes, cheese and all manner of agricultural produce was exported through the goods yard. There were also sidings at the top of Station Road and a busy commuter service ran to Liverpool, Chester and Manchester.
In the early years of the century, the platform staff would consist of the Station Master, ticket clerks, porters and boys. The station once had a Victorian canopy on the station which is now sadly lost. Listed Grade II.
The station is served by an hourly Transport for Wales service to Manchester Airport via Warrington Bank Quay and an hourly service to Liverpool Lime Street. In the other direction, services run to Chester, with trains from Manchester often continuing along the North Wales Coast Line as far as Llandudno, while trains from Liverpool currently terminate at Chester save for a single service to Wrexham on weekday and Saturday evenings. On Sundays trains only run between Manchester and Chester and Liverpool and Chester.
North of Frodsham station, a connecting line to Runcorn (the Halton Curve) diverges. e curve had lost its regular service in May 1975, but continued to be used by seasonal passenger trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Llandudno until 1994 (hence the summer-only service requirement). The train started from Chester and ran non-stop to Runcorn, passing through Frodsham without calling. This line was, until September 2018, served by just one "parliamentary" passenger train a week (which operated on summer Saturdays only) to fulfil legal and contractual obligations and keep the line "open" in accordance with Government legislation.
In May 2019 a regular Chester to Liverpool Lime Street service over the curve was introduced. The service was originally planned to start in December 2018, but was delayed due to a shortage of available rolling stock.
Northern's planned Leeds - Manchester Victoria - Chester service stops here since its launch in May 2019.