How to get to Warrington Bank Quay (WBQ) Train Station

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Warrington Bank Quay station information & facilities

Distance from Warrington Bank Quay to city center
Distance from Warrington Bank Quay to city center
1.2 miles (2 km)
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off on Station Forecourt.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Central Self Drive
Information Desk
Information Desk
Information available from staff: Yes - from help point, Yes - from information point, Yes - from ticket office | Passenger Information Systems: Departure screens, Announcements, Arrival screens
Accessibility
Accessibility
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users can use car park equipment at this station unaided | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes
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Travel to Warrington Bank Quay train station from Warrington city centre

Sitting on the banks of the Mersey River, Warrington town is one of the 'new towns' of Cheshire, England. This town is located between the cities of Liverpool, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west and Manchester, which is nearly 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east. The largest Cheshire town, Warrington, is served by two train stations, namely Warrington Bank Quay Station and Warrington Central Station. Initially founded by the Romans as a crossing point for the River Mersey, the town of Warrington has had its own police force since 1847. Once people could navigate the Mersey, the Industrial Revolution made rapid urbanization and expansion of Warrington possible; and it acquired the status of county borough after the population reached 50,000 people in 1900. The Warrington town area had the most extensive base outside of the United States for the Army Air Force at Burtonwood RAF base airfield during the Second World War.

What is the best way to get to the train station from the city centre?

The center of Warrington town features the Golden Square Shopping Center, located at 27 Old Market Place Warrington, England. This is the largest retail mall in Cheshire, and transportation options from this location to Warrington Bank Quay Station include transit buses and taxis. While walking to the station is another option, buses from the Warrington town center can be boarded from the Warrington Bus Interchange. They will take approximately three minutes to arrive at the Arpley Street alighting stop. Network Warrington buses are one of the operators for this route, running reliable timetables and schedules for CAT5, CAT6, and 5A bus numbers. Taxis from Warrington town center take an average of 2 minutes, using Mersey Street and Wilson Patten Street or coming in from Parker Street to the north of train station Warrington Bank Quay. On foot, travelers from Warrington town center at 27 Old Market Place cover a distance of 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers) in the direction of the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and past the Registrar's Office to emerge on Parker or Wilson Patten Streets.

How far is it from the city centre to the train station?

The direct distance from the center of Warrington town to train station Warrington Bank Quay is approximately 0.57 miles (0.93 kilometers) as the crow flies. From Warrington town center at 27 Old Market Place to train station Warrington Bank Quay, travelers can take the bus, a taxi, or walk by foot. The shortest bus route to the train station from Warrington Town center ferries passengers for an approximate four minutes, with a one minute walk to the terminus. Taxis will travel an average of 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometers) down Legh Street, turning right onto Sankey Street and linking up with Parker Street while heading south to Warrington Bank Quay station. Train station Warrington Bank Quay is 0.4 miles (0.8 kilometers) further from the town center compared to the only other train station serving central Warrington town, Warrington Central Station.

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility?

Warrington Bank Quay train station is equipped with accessibility options for travelers with limited mobility. Options for accessibility are included from where the bus stops, which is 0.09 miles (0.15 kilometers) to the front entrance. The main station entrance doors are double and automatic, opening at a width of 5.3 feet (1.6 meters). Elevators are located to the far right of the ticket office when coming from the subway, and a standard elevator will access the third and fourth floors of Warrington Bank Quay train station. There are bathrooms that are relegated to mobility or visually impaired travelers with braille, written text, and pictorial languages displayed near the restrooms. Traveling from Warrington city centre includes short-stay parking garages and a designated dropping off point at the front of the station with a route that is wheelchair accessible, leading to the main entrance.

Local Tips: the train station points of interest

Train station Warrington Bank Quay is located on the southwest of the Warrington town center, which is accessible by Parker Street or Wilson Patten Street. From Warrington town center, travelers with luggage can take a three-minute bus trip, a two-minute taxi ride, or walk for approximately 20 minutes. A Unilever detergent manufacturing plant overlooking this site is the best-known landmark for the train station Warrington Bank Quay. When looking for what to do near the train station, travelers can indulge in an indoor paintball arena and ten-pin bowling alley located at Winwick Quay. At Bank Quay, an indoor go-karting circuit will suit any motorhead, while pitchers and putters can tee off at Walton Hall and Gardens near the train station. Nearer to Warrington town center, travelers can enjoy themselves at a Snooker (Billiards) Club and a Laser Quest Arena, while children have the Gulliver's World Theme Park located at Old Hall.

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