Overpool railway station

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Overpool National Rail
Train to Ellesmere Port, Overpool Railway Station (geograph 2987178).jpg
Location
PlaceOverpool
Local authorityCheshire 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
Operations
Station codeOVE
Managed byMerseyrail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.154 million
2015/16Increase 0.159 million
2016/17Decrease 0.155 million
2017/18Decrease 0.123 million
2018/19Increase 0.157 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEMerseytravel
ZoneG1
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 Overpool from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Overpool railway station was opened on 17 August 1988 and serves the central area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. It is situated on the Ellesmere Port branch of the Wirral Line, 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.

Facilities[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Overpool train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2014-01-30
  2. ^ Station Facilities for Overpool Accessed 2014-01-30
  3. ^ "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
Ellesmere Port
Terminus
  Merseyrail
Wirral Line
Ellesmere Port Branch
  Little Sutton
towards Liverpool Central