New Brighton (NBN)

New Brighton is the terminus of a short branch of the Merseyrail Wirral Line from Birkenhead North
Merseyrail 508 130 at New Brighton

Type: National Rail (Merseyrail Wirral Line)
Station code: NBN
Opened: 1888
Platforms: 2

The railway reached New Brighton in 1888, by then already a popular seaside resort on the Wirral, which until the First World War had a tower taller than Blackpool's [1]. The station was opened by the Wirral Railway and later passed to the London, Midland & Scottish Railway who electrified the route in 1938.

Once the station had a goods yard but now this is an industrial estate. The original Wirral Railway station building with its spacious booking hall remains.

New Brighton has services towards Liverpool Central at up to every 15 minute intervals.
507 005 at New Brighton

Station frontage

The station has a couple of stabling sidings

Under the concrete canopy

507 021 at New Brighton

[1] Jonathan Cadwallader & Martin Jenkins, Merseyside Electrics (Ian Allan, 2010) p. 66