New Brighton railway station

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New Brighton National Rail
New Brighton
A Merseyrail Class 508 at New Brighton.
Location
Place New Brighton
Local authority Wirral
Grid reference SJ304939
Operations
Station code NBN
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  0.344 million
2005/06 Increase 0.351 million
2006/07 Increase 0.359 million
2007/08 Increase 0.373 million
2008/09 Increase 1.046 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.982 million
2010/11 Increase 1.026 million
2011/12 Increase 1.031 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.005 million
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Zone B1
History
1888 Opened
1938 Electrified
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at New Brighton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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New Brighton railway station is situated in New Brighton, Wirral, England. It is situated at the end of the New Brighton branch of the Wirral Line 8 14 miles (13.3 km) west of Liverpool Lime Street on the Merseyrail network.

History[edit]

The station was built as the terminus of the Wirral Railway's route from Birkenhead Park station, opening in 1888. Through services via the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool commenced in 1938, when the London Midland and Scottish Railway electrified the line.

Between 1960 and 1976, diesel services on the Bidston to Wrexham line ran through to New Brighton, this arrangement having started when the service was dieselised and the old branch to Seacombe station which was previously used as the terminus was closed. The service on the last leg to New Brighton was very little used apart from on peak summer days, most passengers from the west Wirral and North Wales were heading for Liverpool instead, and from 1976 it was diverted away from New Brighton to Birkenhead North, and subsequently terminated at Bidston. The diesel trains normally used the northern face of the island platform at New Brighton, with the electric services using the opposite face.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV.[1] There is a payphone, a station cafe and a vending machine, as well as a waiting room and toilets. There is, also, a booking office, live departure and arrival screens, for passenger information, and the terminus island platform also has a further sheltered waiting area.[2] The station has a drop-off point, and a cycle rack with sixteen spaces. However, the station doesn't have a car park.[3] The station and island platform can be easily accessed by passengers with wheelchairs or prams.[2]

Services[edit]

Current service levels are every 15 minutes to Liverpool during Monday to Saturday daytime, and every 30 minutes at other times.[4] These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Station Facilities for New Brighton Accessed 2013-12-19
  2. ^ a b New Brighton Plan Accessed 2013-12-19
  3. ^ New Brighton train station, Merseyrail Accessed 2013-12-19
  4. ^ "Wirral Line timetable". Merseyrail. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Wallasey Grove Road

Coordinates: 53°26′13″N 3°02′56″W / 53.437°N 3.049°W / 53.437; -3.049