Bebington railway station

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Bebington
National Rail
To Liverpool, Bebington Railway Station (geograph 2986393).jpg
A Merseyrail Class 508 at Bebington.
LocationBebington, Wirral
England
Coordinates53°21′27″N 3°00′11″W / 53.3574°N 3.0031°W / 53.3574; -3.0031Coordinates: 53°21′27″N 3°00′11″W / 53.3574°N 3.0031°W / 53.3574; -3.0031
Grid referenceSJ333850
Managed byMerseyrail
Transit authorityMerseytravel
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeBEB
Fare zoneB1
ClassificationDfT category E
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.924 million
2016/17Decrease 0.854 million
2017/18Decrease 0.818 million
2018/19Increase 0.912 million
2019/20Increase 1.003 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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, opening in 1840 as Bebington before being renamed 'Bebington and New Ferry' on 1 May 1895.

The name was changed back to just 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 the early-1990s allowed electric train services to be extended, first to Chester in 1993 and then Ellesmere Port in 1994.

In June 2014 it was announced that the station would be among a small number across the Merseyrail network that would be renovated as part of a £3.7m programme of improvements, namely refurbishment and improvement of passenger areas, lighting and CCTV coverage. Between February and March 2015, the subway leading to Platform 1 was refurbished.[2] An electronic information board was also added at the street entrance.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed during all opening hours and has platform CCTV.[3] 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 a cycle locker with 25 spaces.[4] Access to the station and both platforms is by ramp, allowing easy access for passengers with wheelchairs or prams.[5]

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.[6] 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. ^ Bebington Subway Closure
  3. ^ Station Facilities for Bebington Accessed 2013-12-20
  4. ^ Bebington train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2013-12-20
  5. ^ Bebington Station Plan Accessed 2013-12-20
  6. ^ "Wirral Line timetable" (PDF). Merseyrail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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