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Written by Mark Bearton - 02 Jan 2005
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Location notes
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.
Environment
The town is largely a retirement centre and commuter town.
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. On entering the town the station is on the right.

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West Kirby map co-ordinates
Parking
There are car parks in the town though little on-street parking near the station.
Public transport
There are regular bus services from Birkenhead, Liverpool and Heswall which terminate outside the station.

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Amenities
There is a range of shops and restaurants in the town and also a Wetherspoons pub just to the left opposite the station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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West Kirby

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West Kirby general view map
West Kirby close up map

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Photographic notes
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


Fig 1 - Looking east

From the road bridge

Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west

From the road bridge

Fig 3 - The station platform


Fig 3 - The station platform


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