The station, originally called Cressington & Grassendale, 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. 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. The station is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, and has a traditional façade. As part of the Merseyrail upgrade, the platforms were lengthened to accommodate 6-car trains. This proved problematic, as the station is situated between two bridges in a narrow cutting. Special dispensation was given by the Railway Inspectorate to build the platforms narrower than the 6-foot (1.8 metre) width which would normally be required.
Cressington railway station serves the Grassendale district of Liverpool, England. It is situated on the Southport-Hunts Cross route of the Northern Line of the Merseyrail suburban system. The station takes its name not from a district in Liverpool, but the nearby Cressington Park. 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.
Cressington does not have disabled access, platforms are accessible only via steps. The nearest station with disabled access is Liverpool South Parkway. There is an induction loop, help point, and lost property. The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV. There is a payphone, booking office, waiting room and live departure and arrival screens for passenger information. The station has a free car park, with 17 spaces, as well as a 2-space cycle rack and secure storage for 14 cycles. There is no step-free access to platforms and the nearest station with disabled access is Liverpool South Parkway. Bus Connection Timetable. Or Traveline for live departures
Local Taxis: 0151 298 2222, 0151 708 7080, 0151 427 7909
Connections: 82A (City Centre to Halton Hospital), 82 (Liverpool ONE Bus station to Liverpool South Parkway), 82B (Hanover Street), 500 (Liverpool John Lennon Airport), 167 (Grassendale), 800 (Seaforth), Taxi 1A (Renshaw Street to Liverpool John Lennon Airport)