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Written by Mark Bearton - 02 Jan 2005
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Location notes
Meols is a small commuter station is a nice residential area.
Railway type and traffic
A 15 minute daytime frequency provided by class 507/508 EMUs.
The station is quiet and there is a coastal promenade a 5-10 minute walk away.
Road directions
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. This road crosses Meols station bridge.

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Meols map co-ordinates
There is a station car park.
Public transport
In addition to the train service there is a frequent bus service from Birkenhead to Hoylake and West Kirby which passes the station.

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There is a parade of shops outside the station including an Off-Licence and a Chip Shop. There is also a large pub about 300 yards west along the main road.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Googly map
Streetmap links
Meols general view map
Meols close up map

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Photographic notes
The light is generally best here from about 10.30 for trains heading towards West Kirby. Photos can be taken on the station, from the road bridge or from a small foot crossing about 300 yards west of the station. To reach this, turn right outside the station down the bridge, turn left down a small alley and keep to the left through the houses and alongside the railway.

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

Fig 1 - Looking east

From the crossing

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 2 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking east

Fig 4 - Looking east

Fig 5 - Looking west

Fig 5 - Looking west

From the road bridge

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