Proposed by 1936, the station was opened on 15 May 1940 by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, following their 1938 electrification of the former Wirral Railway's route from Birkenhead to West Kirby and the start of through trains to Liverpool. Current services are every 15 minutes (Monday to Saturday daytime) to West Kirby and Liverpool. At other times, trains operate every 30 minutes. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.
Hoylake station is fully accessible. Although a footbridge links platforms, both platforms can be accessed via a level crossing. Staff are on hand to assist those passengers requiring it. The station is staffed during all opening hours, and has platform CCTV. Each of the two platforms has a seated waiting shelter. There is a payphone, booking office and live departure and arrival screens, for passenger information. The station provides a "Park and Ride" service. There are a further 167 car parking spaces, which are free to use for travellers, with lighting columns and CCTV to meet Merseytravel's Travelsafe requirements, as well as a 14-space cycle rack. There is step-free access available to both platforms by the use of the level crossing. There are toilets and telephones and an induction loop. Bus Connection Timetable.
Local Taxis 0151 342 4444, 0151 201 1111,
Connections: 22 (Chester), 38,38A,83A (West Kirby), 22 (Moreton Cross), 38,38A (Bromborough), 83A (Birkenhead) .