The station opened in 1864 as part of the Garston and Liverpool Railway line between Brunswick and Garston Dock. In 1865 the station and line were incorporated into the Cheshire Lines Committee. The station closed in 1972 but reopened in 1978 as part of the Kirkby–Garston line of the Merseyrail system. The reopening of the station was part-funded by Marks and Spencer, because of that company's use of the "St Michael" brand; this is recognised by a plaque at the site. Services were extended from Garston to Hunts Cross in 1983, and diverted to Southport instead of Kirkby in 1984. From 11 December 2006 the Monday-Saturday evening service was increased to run every 15 minutes, instead of half-hourly as previously.
St Michaels railway station is a railway station in St Michael's Hamlet, Liverpool, England, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail suburban system. It is situated near, but not on, St Michael's Road, Aigburth, a short distance to the south of the Lark Lane and Sefton Park neighbourhoods. The main station building sits at street level, over the lines which are in a cutting. Leading down to the platforms, from apertures in the station building, are ramps which were built for the International Garden Festival in 1984. The typical Monday to Saturday service at the station is 4 trains per hour northbound to Southport via Liverpool Central and 4 trains per hour southbound to Hunts Cross. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour in each direction.
St Michaels station has no disabled access. The ticket office is step free, but access to the platforms is via stepped ramps only. There is an induction loop, help point, and lost property. Ramps, which were installed for the International Garden Festival in 1984, allow access to the platforms. Steps to street level (bypassing the ticket office) have been sealed off. The station is staffed 15 minutes before the first service and 15 minutes after the last service. There are toilets, platform CCTV and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens on the platform for passenger information. The station has car parking for 4 vehicles, a cycle rack with 12 spaces and secure storage for 28 cycles. Bus Connection Timetable.
Local Taxis: 0151 728 8888, 0151 924 7373, 0151 708 7080
Connections: 82A (City Centre to Halton Hospital), 500 (Liverpool John Lennon Airport), 60 (Bootle to Aigburth Vale), 103 (Waterloo to Aigburth Vale), X1 (Liverpool ONE Bus station to Windmill Hill), 82 (Liverpool ONE Bus station to Liverpool South Parkway), 82B (Hanover Street), 800 (Seaforth)