Spital railway station
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Spital from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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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.
The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV. 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 70 spaces, a cycle rack with 14 spaces, and a secure cycle locker with 30 spaces. 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. Platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton.
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. 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.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2012). Chester to Birkenhead. Middleton Press. figs. 52-55. ISBN 9781908174215. OCLC 811323335.
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- Station information for Spital railway station from Merseyrail
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towards Chester or Ellesmere Port
towards Liverpool Central
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Chester and Birkenhead Railway
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