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Written by Mark Bearton - 02 Jan 2005
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Location notes
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.
Environment
Outside the peaks the station is very quiet.
Road directions
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.

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New Brighton map co-ordinates
Parking
There is parking on roads near the station.
Public transport
There are frequent bus services to New Brighton from Birkenhead and other parts of the Wirral.

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Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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New Brighton

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Streetmap links
New Brighton general view map
New Brighton close up map

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Photographic notes
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 1 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west

From the bufferstops

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