Spital railway station

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Spital
National Rail
Arriving at Spital Railway Station (geograph 2986445).jpg
LocationSpital, Wirral
England
Coordinates53°20′24″N 2°59′39″W / 53.3400°N 2.9941°W / 53.3400; -2.9941Coordinates: 53°20′24″N 2°59′39″W / 53.3400°N 2.9941°W / 53.3400; -2.9941
Grid referenceSJ338831
Managed byMerseyrail
Transit authorityMerseytravel
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeSPI
Fare zoneB1/B2
ClassificationDfT category E
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 0.432 million
2017/18Decrease 0.419 million
2018/19Decrease 0.451 million
2019/20Increase 0.483 million
2020/21Decrease 0.119 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Spital railway station, on the former main line from Birkenhead Woodside to London Paddington, is situated near Bebington on the Wirral Peninsula, England in the small suburb of Spital. The station is located on the Wirral Line operated by Merseyrail and there are frequent third rail electric train services to Liverpool, Chester and Ellesmere Port.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV.[1] There is a payphone, a vending machine and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens on the platforms for passenger information. Each of the two platforms has sheltered seating. The station has a car park, with 141 spaces, a cycle rack with 14 spaces, and a secure cycle locker with 30 spaces.[2][3] Access to the station booking office is straightforward. There is no easy access for passengers with wheelchairs or prams to the platforms, as this is by staircase only.[4]

Services[edit]

Trains run to Liverpool at a frequency of approximately every 10 minutes and a service to Chester every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays until late evening when the service to each destination becomes half-hourly, as it is on Sundays. Additionally there is a half-hourly service to Ellesmere Port all day, every day.[5] Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound trains all proceed as far as Hooton, where the lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port divide. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Station Facilities for Spital Accessed 2013-12-20
  2. ^ Spital train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2013-12-20
  3. ^ "£400k project expands car parks for Spital station". www.railtechnologymagazine.com. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  4. ^ Spital Station Plan Accessed 2013-12-20
  5. ^ "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
Bromborough Rake
towards Chester or Ellesmere Port
  Merseyrail
Wirral Line
Ellesmere Port/Chester
  Port Sunlight
towards Liverpool Central
  Historical railways  
Bromborough
Line and station open
  GWR & LNWR
Chester and Birkenhead Railway
  Port Sunlight
Line and station open