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Tucked inside a deep cutting on the south side of the town centre, Birkenhead Railway Station serves the town of Birkenhead via the Wirral Line. Located along the Chester and Ellesmere Port branch of the line, both the station and all trains calling there are managed and operated by Merseyrail. Trains from Birkenhead Central depart every 15 minutes between Chester and Liverpool during the week; in the evenings, as well as on Sundays, service drops to become half-hourly. An additional train from Birkenhead Central to Liverpool and Ellesmere Port runs every half-hour during the day all week.


As with all Merseyrail stations, Birkenhead Central is fully staffed during all opening hours and monitored via CCTV across the platforms. Station facilities include the booking office, departure and arrival screens, cycle storage, vending and refreshment facilities, and toilets. Step-free access is available throughout the station via ramp and a set of lifts.

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Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Birkenhead Central. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Birkenhead Central station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Departures and arrivals from Birkenhead Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Birkenhead Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ChesterMerseyrail05:48On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail05:49On time
to ChesterMerseyrail05:59On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail06:07On time
to ChesterMerseyrail06:17On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MoorfieldsMerseyrail05:47On time
from Rock FerryMerseyrail05:49On time
from HootonMerseyrail05:59On time
from Rock FerryMerseyrail06:07On time
from HootonMerseyrail06:17On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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