Bromborough railway station

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Bromborough National Rail
Busy platform, Bromborough Railway Station (geograph 2986479).jpg
Location
PlaceBromborough
Local authorityWirral
Coordinates53°19′18″N 2°59′13″W / 53.3218°N 2.9869°W / 53.3218; -2.9869Coordinates: 53°19′18″N 2°59′13″W / 53.3218°N 2.9869°W / 53.3218; -2.9869
Grid referenceSJ343809
Operations
Station codeBOM
Managed byMerseyrail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.625 million
2015/16Increase 0.645 million
2016/17Decrease 0.610 million
2017/18Decrease 0.594 million
2018/19Increase 0.635 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneB2
History
Key datesOpened 1841 (1841)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bromborough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Bromborough railway station is one of two stations serving the Bromborough area of the Wirral, England. The station is situated on the Chester and Ellesmere Port branches of the Wirral Line, part of the Merseyrail network.

History[edit]

View southward, towards Chester in 1961

The station is on the former Chester and Birkenhead Railway, which opened in 1840. The station itself opened in 1841.

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 by British Rail 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.[1] There is a payphone, a vending machine and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. Each of the two platforms has sheltered seating. There is a free car park with 87 spaces, which is across Allport Road, a cycle rack with 8 spaces, and a secure cycle locker with 76 spaces.[2] Access to the station booking office from Allport Road is straightforward. Access to each of the two platforms is by a stepped ramp or a staircase. This allows relatively easy access for passengers with wheelchairs or prams.[3] Platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton.

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

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Eastham Rake
towards Chester or Ellesmere Port
  Merseyrail
Wirral Line
Ellesmere Port/Chester
  Bromborough Rake
towards Liverpool Central
  Historical railways  
Hooton
Line and station open
  GWR & LNWR
Chester and Birkenhead Railway
  Spital
Line and station open