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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 05:32 - 00:07
Sunday 07:34 - 00:07
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on Liverpool bound platform
Cycle storage notes<p class="MsoNormal">Apply for Free Secure cycle storage access <a href="http://www.merseyrail.org/cycle"><span>www.merseyrail.org/cycle</span></a><o:p></o:p></p> <p><span data-sheets-rawvalue="26 rack 30 secure spaces">26 racks, 30 secure spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ticket office and platforms are step free. Lifts access to each platform but only 800mm wide access.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

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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 Ellesmere PortMerseyrail07:191On time
to ChesterMerseyrail07:222On time
to ChesterMerseyrail07:341On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail07:372On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail07:491On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail07:171On time
from ChesterMerseyrail07:222On time
from ChesterMerseyrail07:321On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail07:372On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail07:471On time
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