FOUR trains an hour will stop at the new Warrington West station when it opens next month.

Northern has published its timetables from December to summer.

And it shows the the delayed £20.5 million Warrington West railway station in Chapelford will open on December 15.

Passengers will be served by two trains an hour heading to Warrington Central and Manchester and two in the opposite direction to Liverpool.

However most will leave about 10 minutes apart.

One will be a fast service, the other a slower stopper train.

The new timetable also confirms Sankey for Penketh has just four trains a day.

One to Manchester at 8.20, which arrives at 9.03am and again at 5.52pm.

The ones to Liverpool leave at 7.45am and 5.57pm.

The council said last month it continues to be in dialogue with Northern regarding future services at Sankey for Penketh.

A spokesman added: “We are committed to improving services at all stations in the borough and will continue to work in partnership with train operating companies and other rail industry partners in order to achieve this.

“The timetabled peak hour services from Sankey for Penketh Station are in line with the train service requirements set out in the Northern franchise.

“Timetables are determined by the rail industry and we will work with partners in the industry to review the timing of services from Sankey for future timetable changes.”