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New Brighton is a small sea-side town on the western banks of the Mersey Estuary. It was popular in Victorian Times but now is very quiet. The station is a nice example of a Mersey Railway terminus with an Island Platform and several storage roads.
Railway type and traffic
A 15 minute daytime frequency provided by class 507/508 EMUs.
Outside the peaks the station is very quiet.
From the M53, Junction 1:
(use the Wallesey Tunnel from Liverpool)
Take the A554 north. At the last roundabout on the Esplanade, U-turn and take the first road on the left heading straight inland (Atherton Street). The station is on the right up this road.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location New Brighton map co-ordinates
There is parking on roads near the station.
There are frequent bus services to New Brighton from Birkenhead and other parts of the Wirral.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
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New Brighton general view map
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Photos can be taken from the buffers of trains arriving/leaving and due to the curvature of the station, good photos can be taken of trains in the platform.
Trains leave from either platform and sometimes there is a standby set stabled here. There is a road bridge west of the station but the parapets are very high and so a step-ladder would be needed to get photos of trains leaving the station. The sun would be best particularly late afternoon for trains in the left-hand platform.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
From the bufferstops
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