Leasowe (LSW)

Leasowe serves a village on the Wirral, it is a stop on the Merseyrail Wirral Line.

Type: National Rail
(Merseyrail Wirral Line)
Station code: LSW
Opened: 1870
Platforms: 2
The original station was opened by the Hoylake Railway in 1870 as Leasowe Crossing though this station closed in 1872. [1] The Wirral Railway opened a new Leasowe station in 1894 situated on it's line from Birkenhead Park to West Kirby. [2]

The station passed into LMS ownership and the line it was on was electrified in 1938. Through trains to Liverpool Central also began. The station buildings were rebuilt at the same time in the concrete style also used elsewhere on the line to West Kirby. A footbridge was added next to the level crossing.

The station is now operated by Merseyrail. A level crossing is at one end of the station though the signalbox which once controlled it has now gone. The station has a staffed booking office.
Merseyrail 507 028 arrives with a Liverpool bound service

Footbridge with the level crossing beyond

Platform waiting room

Merseyrail 507 033 departs bound for West Kirby

Alight at Leasowe for Wirral Coastal Park

Waiting room

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Birkenhead to West Kirby (Middleton Press, 2014) Map. X
[2] Jonathan Cadwallader & Martin Jenkins, Merseyside Electrics (Ian Allan, 2010) p. 70