Kirkdale (KKD)

Kirkdale is a stop on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network, it is next to Kirkdale TMD which is the largest depot on the Merseyrail network.

Type: National Rail
(Merseyrail Northern Line)
Station code: KKD
Opened: 1848
Platforms: 2
The station was opened as Bootle Lane in 1848 on a joint line built by the Liverpool, Ormskirk & Preston and Liverpool & Bury Railways. The station was renamed Kirkdale in 1877.

Although still a busy spot on the network Kirkdale used to a number of other lines and routes pass through or underneath the station. Since 1977 it has been part of the Merseyrail network and is the interchange between the Kirkby and Ormskirk branches which diverge just North of the station.

The station was refurbished and modernised in 2000 with a new footbridge and an improved booking office.
Merseyrail 507 023 departs Kirkdale

Combined footbridge and ticket office

Look down the platform, the TMD is in the background 
A Merseyrail EMU at the station
Departing for Liverpool