Brunswick railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Liverpool, England. For other uses, see Brunswick railway station (disambiguation).
Brunswick National Rail
Brunswick
A broad view of the platforms.
Location
Place Toxteth, Liverpool
Local authority Liverpool
Coordinates 53°23′00″N 2°58′34″W / 53.3833°N 2.9762°W / 53.3833; -2.9762Coordinates: 53°23′00″N 2°58′34″W / 53.3833°N 2.9762°W / 53.3833; -2.9762
Grid reference SJ351878
Operations
Station code BRW
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.353 million
2005/06 Increase 0.407 million
2006/07 Increase 0.411 million
2007/08 Increase 0.443 million
2008/09 Increase 1.062 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.979 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.963 million
2011/12 Increase 1.008 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.909 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
History
Original company Garston and Liverpool Railway
1 June 1864 First station opened
1 March 1874 Station closed
1998 Second station opened on different site
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brunswick from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Brunswick railway station serves the Toxteth district of Liverpool, England, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. The station serves the nearby district of Dingle and is situated on a short section of track between two tunnels, between the now in-filled Toxteth and Harrington Docks. The station also serves businesses on the Brunswick Dock estate. The residential area of Grafton Street is reached by steps or ramp from the southbound platform.

History[edit]

The original Brunswick station was opened on 1 June 1864 by the Garston and Liverpool Railway,[1] on Sefton Street,[2] Liverpool's southern section of the Dock Road. It was the Liverpool terminus of a new Garston and Liverpool Railway line to Liverpool. The terminus was inconveniently outside of the city centre and after only ten years it closed on 1 March 1874[1] when the line was diverted and extended, mainly by tunnel, to Liverpool Central High Level railway station. A large impressive goods terminal building remained on the station site, providing a connection to the Mersey Docks Railway, giving trains direct access to the quayside at the docks. The goods terminal building was closed in the 1970s. The original passenger station building was still standing until demolition. The mouth of the former Liverpool Overhead Railway tunnel which led to Dingle can be seen just south of the station.

The present passenger station opened in 1998, on a site close to the original station but on the through route to Merseyrail's Liverpool Central underground station. The industrial former dock buildings are served on the river side, and a small housing estate at a higher point on the other.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a small car park, free of charge. The Liverpool-bound platform has a ticket office and a shelter with seats. A bridge leads over to the Hunts Cross-bound platform which has another shelter. A ramp and stairs lead upwards to the Eastern entrance.

Services[edit]

The typical Monday to Saturday service at the station is 4 trains per hour northbound to Southport via Liverpool Central and 4 trains per hour southbound to Hunts Cross. On Sundays there are basically 2 trains per hour in each direction.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 144. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ "LIVERPOOL BRUNSWICK". Disused Station. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
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  Liverpool Central
Historical railways
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  Cheshire Lines Committee
Garston and Liverpool Railway
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