Overpool railway station

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Overpool National Rail
Train to Ellesmere Port, Overpool Railway Station (geograph 2987178).jpg
Location
Place Overpool
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates 53°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 reference SJ384767
Operations
Station code OVE
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 118,564
2012/13 Decrease 99,600
2013/14 Increase 143,286
2014/15 Increase 153,570
2015/16 Increase 159,166
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone G1
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* 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.
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Overpool railway station 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. Platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton.

Overpool is one of four stations on the Merseyrail network that is 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.

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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. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ellesmere Port
Terminus
  Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Little Sutton
towards Liverpool Central