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Overpool entrance ramp

Overpool entrance ramp

Overpool platform

Overpool platform

 

Overpool railway station serves the central area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. It is situated on the Ellesmere Port branch of the Wirral Line, part of the Merseyrail network. It became part of the Merseyrail network in 1994, when the branch from Hooton to Ellesmere Port was electrified, and through train services to Liverpool via Birkenhead commenced.

 

Overpool is one of four stations on the Merseyrail network that is unstaffed, the others being Bache, Capenhurst and Little Sutton. Passengers purchase tickets from the Ticket Vending Machine located on the platform. This machine can issue tickets to any destination on the rail network. Passengers failing to purchase a ticket will be liable for a Penalty Fare if they board a Merseyrail service without obtaining a valid ticket. This station became part of the Merseyrail Penalty Fares Area on 15 June 2009. Overpool is served by trains every 30 minutes (all day every day, including Sundays) between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.

 

Overpool is an unmanned station that does not have disabled access. The nearest disabled accessible station is Bromborough Rake. There is a help point. The station has platform CCTV. Each platform has a sheltered waiting area. There are live electronic departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. There is a payphone, next to the entrance, on platform 1. There is ramp access, to each platform, from the Overpool Road bridge, for passengers with wheelchairs or prams. Platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton. Bus Connection Timetable.

 

Local Taxis 0151 355 1122, 01244 34 34 34

Connections: 3 (to Ellesmere), 272