|Location||Great Sankey, Warrington|
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category E|
|Original company||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|Pre-grouping||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|Post-grouping||Cheshire Lines Committee|
|May 1874||Opened as Sankey|
|by July 1903||Renamed Sankey for Penketh|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Sankey railway station, also known as Sankey for Penketh, is a railway station in the west of Warrington, Cheshire, England, serving the Great Sankey, Penketh and Whittle Hall areas of the town. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern Trains. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.
The main station building is the original (dating from the opening of the line in 1874) and of a standard style used by the Cheshire Lines Committee. It is used as a booking office and waiting room, though part of the building is a house and another part disused. Passengers have little shelter available when the main building is closed and seats are only available on the Manchester bound platform, which has recently had a shelter installed. The station is staffed on Monday to Saturday mornings (from start of service until 14:30). At other times you must buy a ticket from the machine on the Liverpool bound platform. There is a car park outside and the former goods yard has been used for building houses. The station was upgraded in May 2013 with automated announcements and in 2016, digital information screens were added. Step-free access is available to both platforms.
Prior to the opening of the nearby Warrington West, Services departed Sankey for Penketh approximately hourly in each direction; however since the opening of the new station Sankey for Penketh now only has two services a day in each direction, one in each direction in the morning 07:45 (Towards Liverpool Lime Street) and 08:20 (Towards Manchester Oxford Road) and one in each direction in the evening 17:52 (Towards Manchester Oxford Road) and 17:57 (Towards Liverpool Lime Street). All services are operated by Northern Trains.
Half a mile away, Warrington West railway station opened on 15 December 2019. At that time, the ticket office at Sankey closed, and services at Sankey were reduced to two trains per day in each direction, only during peak times. Beyond that, there is no indication as to the future of Sankey for Penketh station.
- Historic England. "Sankey railway station (1230788)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- Sankey station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 12 December 2016
- "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Warrington West". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 12 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Dunning, Gareth. "Open…no hours: Northern's bizarre ticket office update". Warrington Guardian. Warrington Guardian. Retrieved 12 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Manchester to Liverpool Line
Line and station closed
|Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee
Line and station open