Capenhurst railway station

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Train arriving, Capenhurst Railway Station (geograph 2987033).jpg
General information
LocationCapenhurst, Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates53°15′36″N 2°56′31″W / 53.260°N 2.942°W / 53.260; -2.942Coordinates: 53°15′36″N 2°56′31″W / 53.260°N 2.942°W / 53.260; -2.942
Grid referenceSJ372740
Managed byMerseyrail
Transit authorityMerseytravel
Other information
Station codeCPU
Fare zoneG1/G2
ClassificationDfT category F2
2016/17Steady 0.221 million
2017/18Decrease 0.185 million
2018/19Decrease 0.180 million
2019/20Decrease 0.168 million
2020/21Decrease 56,230
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Capenhurst railway station serves the village of Capenhurst and its substantial industrial facilities, in Cheshire, England. It also serves outer suburbs of Ellesmere Port. On the former GWR main line from London Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside it is now on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network, 5+14 miles (8.4 km) north of Chester.


The station has platform CCTV, a 24-space car park and a cycle rack with 10 spaces as well as secure cycle storage for 20 cycles.[1] Each platform has a waiting shelter with seating. There are departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. There is access, to each platform, for passengers with wheelchairs or prams. However, cross-platform access, within the station, is by staircase only.

Capenhurst is one of four stations on the Merseyrail network that is unstaffed, the others being Bache, Little Sutton and Overpool. Passengers must purchase tickets from the Ticket Vending Machine located on the Chester-bound platform; the machine can issue tickets to any destination on the rail network. Passengers failing to purchase a ticket will be liable for a Penalty Fare if they board a Merseyrail service without obtaining a valid ticket. This station became part of the Merseyrail Penalty Fares Area on 15 June 2009.


Trains between Chester and Liverpool call at Capenhurst every 30 minutes every day (including Sunday). The quarter-hourly service on the Chester line does not benefit Capenhurst since alternate trains run through the station non-stop between Hooton and Bache in each direction.[2] These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.



  1. ^ Capenhurst train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2017-02-08
  2. ^ "Wirral Line timetable" (PDF). Merseyrail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
towards Chester
Wirral Line
Chester Branch
towards Liverpool Central
  Historical railways  
Line open, station closed
Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Line open, station closed