Bebington railway station

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Bebington National Rail
Bebington
A Merseyrail Class 508 at Bebington.
Location
Place Bebington
Local authority Wirral
Grid reference SJ333850
Operations
Station code BEB
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.434 million
2005/06 Increase 0.445 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.430 million
2007/08 Increase 0.449 million
2008/09 Increase 1.197 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.137 million
2010/11 Increase 1.203 million
2011/12 Increase 1.216 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.138 million
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Bebington railway station serves the town of Bebington on the Wirral Peninsula, England. The station is situated on the Chester and Ellesmere Port branches of the Wirral Line, forming part of the Merseyrail network.

History[edit]

The station is on the former Chester and Birkenhead Railway, which formally opened in 1838.

The station was officially renamed from Bebington & New Ferry to Bebington on 6 May 1974.[1]

Direct train services to Liverpool began in 1985, when the line between Rock Ferry and Hooton was electrified; previously passengers for Liverpool had to change at Rock Ferry. Further electrification in early 1990s allowed electric train services to be extended, first to Chester in 1993 and then Ellesmere Port in 1994.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV.[2] There is a payphone, a vending machine and a booking office. There are live departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. Each of the two platforms has sheltered seating. The station has a free car park, with 24 spaces, and also has a cycle locker with 30 spaces.[3] Access to the station and both platforms is by ramp, allowing easy access for passengers with wheelchairs or prams.[4] In early June 2014 it has been announced that this station will be among a small number of stations across the Merseyrail network that will be spruced up as part of a £3.7m programme of improvements, this station will see refurbishment and improvement of passenger areas and improvements to lighting and CCTV coverage.

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes between Chester and Liverpool on weekdays and Saturdays until late evening when the service becomes half-hourly, as it is on Sundays. Additionally there is a half-hourly service between Liverpool and Ellesmere Port all day, every day.[5] Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound trains all proceed as far as Hooton, where the lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port divide. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  2. ^ Station Facilities for Bebington Accessed 2013-12-20
  3. ^ Bebington train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2013-12-20
  4. ^ Bebington Station Plan Accessed 2013-12-20
  5. ^ "Wirral Line timetable". Merseyrail. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Port Sunlight   Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Rock Ferry
Historical railways
Port Sunlight
Line and station open
  GWR & LNWR
Chester and Birkenhead Railway
  Rock Lane
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 53°21′29″N 3°00′14″W / 53.358°N 3.004°W / 53.358; -3.004