Conway Park railway station


Conway Park railway station
Conway Park National Rail
Conway Park
Location
Place Birkenhead
Local authority Wirral
Operations
Station code CNP
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 0.709 million
2005/06 * 0.740 million
2006/07 * 0.783 million
2007/08 * 0.764 million
2008/09 * 1.819 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Merseytravel
Zone B1
History
1998 Opened
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Conway Park from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Conway Park railway station is situated in the town centre of Birkenhead, Wirral, England. It lies on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network.

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Description

Conway Park is the newest station on the Wirral Line, opening on 22 June 1998.[1] It is between Birkenhead Park and Hamilton Square stations, approached on either side by a tunnel built by the Mersey Railway in the 1880s. It was built by excavating a box downwards, opening out the roof of the tunnel, which is 18 metres below ground level. The platforms are reached by stairs or lifts from the ticket office.[2]

The station was built in order to provide a station on the lines from New Brighton and West Kirby that was more convenient for the town centre of Birkenhead than either Birkenhead Park or Hamilton Square (which are otherwise the nearest stations). Its name comes from the name of the redevelopment area on the north side of the town centre in which it is situated. The name has come under criticism as some regard it not to be particularly indicative of the station's location. When it was originally being planned, the station was known as Birkenhead Market.

Services

Trains operate every 15 minutes (Monday to Saturday daytime) to New Brighton and West Kirby and every 5–10 minutes via Hamilton Square and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. At other times, trains run every 30 minutes to New Brighton and West Kirby, and every 15 minutes to Liverpool.[3]

References

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Birkenhead Park   Merseyrail
Wirral Line
  Hamilton Square

Coordinates: 53°23′35″N 3°01′23″W / 53.393°N 3.023°W / 53.393; -3.023


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