Bebington railway station

Bebington National Rail

A Merseyrail Class 508 at Bebington.
Place Bebington
Local authority Wirral
Grid reference SJ333850
Station code BEB
Managed by Merseyrail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 1.203 million
2011/12 Increase 1.216 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.138 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.888 million
2014/15 Increase 0.920 million
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PTE Merseytravel
Zone B1
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bebington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bebington railway station serves the town of Bebington on the Wirral Peninsula, England. The station is situated on the Chester and Ellesmere Port branches of the Wirral Line, forming part of the Merseyrail network.


The station is on the former Chester and Birkenhead Railway, which formally opened in 1840.

The station was officially renamed from Bebington & New Ferry to Bebington on 6 May 1974.[1]

Direct train services to Liverpool began in 1985, when the line between Rock Ferry and Hooton was electrified; previously passengers for Liverpool had to change at Rock Ferry. Further electrification in early 1990s allowed electric train services to be extended, first to Chester in 1993 and then Ellesmere Port in 1994.

In early June 2014 it was announced that this station would be among a small number of stations across the Merseyrail network that will be spruced up as part of a £3.7m programme of improvements, this station would see refurbishment and improvement of passenger areas and improvements to lighting and CCTV coverage. Between mid February and Mid March 2015, the Subway leading to Platform 1 was refurbished.[2] An electronic information board was also added at the street entrance.


The station is staffed, during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV.[3] There is a payphone, a vending machine and a booking office. There are live departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. Each of the two platforms has sheltered seating. The station has a free car park, with 24 spaces, and also has a cycle locker with 30 spaces.[4] Access to the station and both platforms is by ramp, allowing easy access for passengers with wheelchairs or prams.[5]


Trains operate every 15 minutes between Chester and Liverpool on weekdays and Saturdays until late evening when the service becomes half-hourly, as it is on Sundays. Additionally there is a half-hourly service between Liverpool and Ellesmere Port all day, every day.[6] Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound trains all proceed as far as Hooton, where the lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port divide. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.



  1. Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
  2. Bebington Subway Closure
  3. Station Facilities for Bebington Accessed 2013-12-20
  4. Bebington train station facilities, Merseyrail Accessed 2013-12-20
  5. Bebington Station Plan Accessed 2013-12-20
  6. "Wirral Line timetable" (PDF). Merseyrail. Retrieved 2013-12-18.

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Preceding station National Rail Following station
Port Sunlight
towards Chester or Ellesmere Port
Wirral Line
  Rock Ferry
Liverpool Central
Historical railways
Port Sunlight
Line and station open
Chester and Birkenhead Railway
  Rock Lane
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 53°21′29″N 3°00′14″W / 53.358°N 3.004°W / 53.358; -3.004

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