Warrington West Station

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Work started on site in January this year and is progressing well. The car park is now nearly complete with the booking hall structure erected, the track shifted and platform walls constructed and the sheet piling is progressing.  

Warrington West Station development

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

Please see our latest update [pdf] and logistics plan [pdf] which explains the activities that will be carried out next week and the planned overnight works for the next two weeks. 

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 including installing acoustic barriers, positioning of plant and limiting movements monitoring.

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


Key dates

  • Executive approval/ Contract award - November 2017
  • Start Enabling Works/ Site set up - December 2017
  • Commence construction - January 2018
  • 54 hour rail blockades - 23 June 2018
  • Road closure:
    • Sycamore Lane - 29 May (end date to be confirmed once blockade dates confirmed)
  • Opening of temporary footpath from Skelton’s Bridge alongside the apartments to Oklahoma Boulevard – March 2018
  • Construction completion - early summer 2019
  • Station opening - as soon as possible following construction

Planning Approval

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

Consultation events

We're currently consulting residents of the streets closest to Warrington West station on proposals to limit overspill parking on those streets once the new station is open. The Warrington West TRO Consultation letter November 2018 letter [pdf] that has now been sent to residents.

The proposals can be seen in detail on the plans that can be downloaded below.  

Proposed measures to be operational for station opening:

 Proposed measures to be considered after station opening:

If you'd like to comment on these proposals please complete our online survey

Consultation closes on 11 January 2019.

We also hosted two drop-in events for local residents before and after Christmas 2017, where we answered your concerns and explained how we'll keep you informed throughout the construction period.

From both events it seemed that there were two key reoccurring issues:

  • Construction noise, particularly night time noise from railway works
  • On-street parking issues when the station opens (the recent consultation on parking restrictions should address this concern.)

In response to concerns on construction noise we explained that the contractor would be employing a number of measures to manage the noise impact, which were;

  • the use of the acoustic barriers to the north and south of the railway line
  • noisy works to be undertaken during the day where possible
  • use of the correct machinery with noise blankets etc
  • solar lighting ( to avoid use of generators)
  • general consideration for neighbouring properties, i.e. not banging car doors, general shouting etc. It was agreed that this would be included in the site induction for labourer’s/staff
  • giving notice of night working a week in advance

Background and consultation

We've collected all the feedback from our spring 2017 consultation and produced a 'You said, We did' document [pdf].

What do the plans include now?

The key elements of the new station are:

  • High quality station building which echoes local history with a building design based on an 'aircraft hanger’.
  • A staffed station to improve customer service and promote safety and security. 
  • Three trains per hour will stop at the station, one limited stop and two stoppers.
  • High quality, easy access for cyclists and pedestrian station users.
  • Safe, secure and convenient cycle parking.
  • Good interchange with current and future bus services. 
  • Space for drop off and taxis.  A large, secure pay and display car park with approximately 250 spaces including CCTV and lighting.

When will the station open?

We're anticipating works to be completed in early 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