Birkdale railway station

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Birkdale National Rail
Birkdale
Location
Place Birkdale
Local authority Sefton
Coordinates 53°38′02″N 3°00′52″W / 53.6340°N 3.0145°W / 53.6340; -3.0145Coordinates: 53°38′02″N 3°00′52″W / 53.6340°N 3.0145°W / 53.6340; -3.0145
Grid reference SD330157
Operations
Station code BDL
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  0.252 million
2005/06 Increase 0.256 million
2006/07 Increase 0.270 million
2007/08 Increase 0.286 million
2008/09 Increase 0.820 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.783 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.770 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.735 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.702 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone D1
History
1848 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Birkdale from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Birkdale railway station serves the Birkdale suburb of Southport, England. The station is located on the Southport branch of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line.

History[edit]

Birkdale opened in 1848 as an intermediate station on the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway. It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), on 14 June 1855.[1] who took over from the (LCSR). The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatisation in 1995).

Birkdale is the only station on the line that still has a signal box standing. It is unknown if it is under control from a computer or derelict.

Services[edit]

Trains operate every 15 minutes throughout the day from Monday to Saturday and on summer Sundays to Southport to the north, and to Hunts Cross via Liverpool Central to the south. Winter Sunday services are every 30 minutes in each direction.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, p. 88

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hillside   Merseyrail
Northern Line
  Southport