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Written by Robert Clarke - 11 Apr 2011
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Location notes
This station, dating from 1998, is located on the Northern line of the Merseyrail elctrics, and serves the former Brunswick docks area, now a thriving business area. It also serves as the new railhead for the Dingle area, replacing, in a sense the former L.O.R., or Liverpool Overhead Railway, station, and also part of Toxteth.
The L.O.R. had a station at Brunswick, on a different site. Also visible, by walking from the station, is one of the few remains of the L.O.R., the old Dingle tunnel. To view it, come out of the station, turn left, and walk to the roundabout, where the fitness centre is, and the tunnel is visible above the car park.
For a history of the L.O.R., with pictures of all the station sites, check out this link on the Disused stations website.
Railway type and traffic
The only regular traffic are Hunts Cross - Southport trains, operated by Merseyrail class 507 or 508 EMUs. There is no freight, despite this being near the docks. The old dock lines were lifted in the 1960s.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Brunswick Station
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Environment
The station is staffed for all trains, and has CCTV fitted. However, it is adviseable to keep your wits about you at all times, especially if you have had to park your car in the fitness centre car park, as the road along to it, whilst a main road and away from housing, could still attract undesirables.
Road directions
The station is located on Sefton Street, and is not easy to find by car. Look for road signs with Riverside business park or Brunswick business Park. If coming in from the south, follow Aigburth Road, until you turn left onto Mersey Road, and which cturns right onto Otterspool Drive. Fro here, stay on this road, as it becomes Riverside, and at the fourth roundabout, becomes Sefton Street. The station car park is on the right.

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Brunswick Station map co-ordinates
Parking
The station has a small car park. Failing that, there is a car park nearby, at the fitness centre. From there, it is a 5 - 10 minute walk back to the station.
Public transport
Merseyrail electrics operate trains every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, every 30 minutes Sundays.
There are bus stops near the station, and indeed one service calls in at the station. These are provided by Arriva.

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Amenities
There is a takeaway nearby. Come out of the station, and head left, along the road, and the take away is about 5 minutes walk. Same direction as if you're going to see the old L.O.R. tunnel.
Accommodation
The Visit Liverpool website will provide details.
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.
Brunswick Station

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Streetmap links
Brunswick Station general view map
Brunswick Station close up map

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Photographic notes
The station is located in a semi cutting, i.e. banking on one side, clear space on the other. The station can, at times, be dark as a result. The station is located on a tight curve, due to it being between two tunnels, and so you will not get much notice of a train, though look at the information screens, as they will tell you how long it is until one arrives.
Sefton Street is a main road, so there will be traffic noise.


General views - All photographs © Robert Clarke unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 3 - The old L.O.R. tunnel.


Fig 3 -  The old L.O.R. tunnel.

To visit this site, go out of the station onto the main road, turn left, and follow the road along to a roundabout, past the take away, and you'll see it.

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