Overpool railway station

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Train to Ellesmere Port, Overpool Railway Station (geograph 2987178).jpg
General information
LocationOverpool, Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates53°17′02″N 2°55′30″W / 53.284°N 2.925°W / 53.284; -2.925Coordinates: 53°17′02″N 2°55′30″W / 53.284°N 2.925°W / 53.284; -2.925
Grid referenceSJ384767
Managed byMerseyrail
Transit authorityMerseytravel
Other information
Station codeOVE
Fare zoneG1
ClassificationDfT category F2
2017/18Decrease 0.123 million
2018/19Increase 0.157 million
2019/20Decrease 0.152 million
2020/21Decrease 70,412
2021/22Increase 0.149 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Overpool railway station was opened on 17 August 1988 and serves the central area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. It is situated on the Hooton–Helsby line and is served by the Wirral Line which is part of the Merseyrail network.

It became part of the Merseyrail network in 1994, when the branch from Hooton to Ellesmere Port was electrified, and through train services to Liverpool via Birkenhead commenced.


The station has platform CCTV.[1] Each platform has a sheltered waiting area. There are live electronic departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. There is a payphone, next to the entrance, on platform 1.[2] There is ramp access, to each platform, from the Overpool Road bridge, for passengers with wheelchairs or prams.

Overpool is one of four stations on the Merseyrail network that are unstaffed, the others being Bache, Capenhurst and Little Sutton. Passengers purchase tickets from the Ticket Vending Machine located on the platform. This 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.


Overpool is served by trains every 30 minutes (all day every day, including Sundays) between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool.[3] These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.



  1. ^ "Overpool". Merseyrail. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Overpool (OVE)". National Rail. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  3. ^ "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
Ellesmere Port
Wirral Line
Ellesmere Port Branch
  Little Sutton
towards Liverpool Central