Brunswick railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Liverpool, England. For other uses, see Brunswick station (disambiguation).
Brunswick National Rail
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A broad view of the platforms.
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
Station code BRW
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 1.008 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.909 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.829 million
2014/15 Increase 0.872 million
2015/16 Increase 0.929 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone C1
Original company Garston and Liverpool Railway
1 June 1864 First station opened
1 March 1874 Station closed
1998 Second station opened on different site
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brunswick from Office of Rail and Road 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.


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.


The station has a 35-space 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. There is a cycle rack for 8 cycles and secure cycle storage for 10 cycles.[3]


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 2 trains per hour in each direction.[4]



  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. 
  3. ^ "Brunswick train station | timetable | ticket prices & facilities". Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 103

Further reading[edit]

  • "New stations open in Merseysde and Scotland". RAIL. No. 327. EMAP Apex Publications. 25 March – 7 April 1998. p. 14. ISSN 0953-4563. OCLC 49953699. 
  • "New stations opened in Merseysde and Scotland". RAIL. No. 328. EMAP Apex Publications. 8–21 April 1998. p. 14. ISSN 0953-4563. OCLC 49953699. 

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Liverpool Central
towards Southport
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  St Michaels
towards Hunts Cross
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Terminus   Cheshire Lines Committee
Garston and Liverpool Railway
  St Michaels
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