Warrington West Station

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We are now nearing completion of the construction activities at Warrington West, and hopefully by the start of September only snagging works will remain.

The Contractor has relocated their site cabins to Sycamore Lane to allow the car park to be completed and they will remain in this location until the end of September.

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Although the construction will be completed shortly Network Rail, the operator of the rail network, has confirmed it is aiming to open it to passengers when the timetables change in December. The station opening date is subject to ongoing dialogue with Network Rail, the Office of Road and Rail and the train operating companies Arriva Northern and East Midlands Trains. Once complete there will be a series of safety inspections and tests that will need to be undertaken as part of an “Entry into Service” process, to ensure it complies with safety standards.

Aongside these tests and inspections Network Rail will also be installing new signalling equipment for trains.

Night time noise was conditioned as part of the planning process and there are a number of control measures our contractor must adopt to minimise noise and disruption.

The Contractor will continue to progress as much work as possible during the daytime to reduce disturbance to local residents at night, however there are some activities that can only be carried out during the night time under Network Rail’s Safety Policy. 

We apologise for any disruption caused to date and for any future disruption.

Please see our latest update [pdf] and logistics plan [pdf] which explains the activities that will be carried out the next three weeks. 


Key dates

  • Executive approval/ Contract award - November 2017
  • Start Enabling Works/ Site set up - December 2017
  • Commence construction - January 2018
  • Road closure:
    • Sycamore Lane - 29 May 18 - 19 April 2019
  • Construction completion - September 2019
  • Station opening – December 2019

Planning Approval

The scheme was heard at Planning Committee on 19 July 2017 where the planning application was unanimously approved.

Consultation events

Between November 2018 and January 2019 we consulted residents living on the streets closest to the new station about proposals for parking restrictions on their streets. We are now reviewing the responses to that consultation.

When will the station open?

We're anticipating works to be completed in summer 2019 with the station being open to the public following approval from the Office of Road and Rail.

If you require any further information, please contact us via email to wws@warrington.gov.uk

Project partly funded by:
Local Growth Deal - £ 6.53m
New Station Fund 2  - £ 4.23m