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West Kirby is a small town on the east side of the Dee Estuary and is only several miles from Mostyn Docks on the North Wales Main Line across the river (though much more by road!) The station is reasonably busy and comprises of an Island Platform with two stabling roads. Mondays to Fridays a six-car set usually stables here between peaks. Either platform is used for normal departures.
Railway type and traffic
A 15 minute daytime frequency provided by class 507/508 EMUs.
The town is largely a retirement centre and commuter town.
From Liverpool, use the Wallesey Tunnel to access junction 2 of the M53 which then leads to junction 2A. Take the A551 north to Moreton roundabout and turn left onto the A553 towards West Kirby. On entering the town the station is on the right.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location West Kirby map co-ordinates
There are car parks in the town though little on-street parking near the station.
There are regular bus services from Birkenhead, Liverpool and Heswall which terminate outside the station.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There is a range of shops and restaurants in the town and also a Wetherspoons pub just to the left opposite the station.
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Due to island platform pictures in the station are generally poor, unless a 3 car set happens to be stabled on one of outer roads. There is a road bridge outside the station which gives good views of trains entering and leaving the station though the afternoon sun favours trains arriving from Liverpool. There is also a footbridge further east again.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east
From the road bridge
Fig 2 - Looking west
From the road bridge
Fig 3 - The station platform
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