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Written by Mark Bearton - 17 Dec 2004
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Location notes
A quiet residential suburb of Southport.
The station is also near the Royal Birkdale Golf Course which stages the Open Golf Championship every 7/8 years.
Railway type and traffic
The line has a 15 minute frequency worked by class 507/508 EMUs.
Station is quiet outside the peak-hours.
Road directions
The station is located on the main A565 Liverpool-Southport-Preston road.
From Southport, the road leads directly off the south end of the main street (Lord Street).
From Liverpool, follow signposts for Southport except DO NOT turn left onto the Coastal Road after passing RAF Woodvale.

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Hillside map co-ordinates
You can park for short periods outside the station in the lay-by. Alternatively for longer than about an hour you would have to use the residential roads around the station.
Public transport
There is a 15 minute rail service from Liverpool City Center

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There is a parade of shops at the bottom of the station bridge. For the nearest pub, head east down the bridge and past the shops. Turn left by the church into Arundel Road and continue to the next set of Traffic Lights where the Crown is on the right.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Hillside general view map
Hillside close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
Light is best for southbound trains towards Liverpool. At anytime of the day you can photograph from the road-bridge, entering the station from the platforms would be best in the afternoon.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

From the bridge

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

From the bridge

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

From the station

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