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Dock Branch Park #1081778
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Looks like a plan to make a park utilising the old railway cutting through Birkenhead.
It is a bit vague like all the other proposed plans that just get mentioned and forgotten about.
I like the sound of this park and hope it happens but can't find any info on it, only this, which, as I say, is a bit vague.

https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/19065860.wirral-council-sets-ambitious-plans-birkenhead/
https://www.insidermedia.com/news/north-west/bid-submitted-for-45m-birkenhead-regeneration

Anyone else got more info on it?

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There has been talk of filling it in and building on it, this would be a great shame as it could be a useful transport route which could be created without having to knock down any buildings.

It is owned by Network Rail who have hung on to it with an eye of opening it again. Peel Holdings have also shown interest in using it as a transport route.

I'd approve of its use as another linear park provided they don't fill it in to do so, below street level its difficult to believe you are going through a main part of the town.


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I've lost track of the number of 'regeneration schemes' inflicted on Birkenhead. None of them have worked. The place is still as unattractive after completion as it was before, despite the enormous costs involved.

They'd be better spending the money on removing those dreadful eyesores, the flyovers to my mind. After which they could move onto the Pyramids. Again no asset to the charm of the place..

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If i remember right a few years back, they spent 3 million pounds of grant money from Europe to do a cycle lane from Duke street bridge road down thought Beaufort road to link up with Green lane Railway station, took them around six months to widen the pavement and added a little strip of grass, only got as far as Beaufort road and stopped, fitted the post to inform cyclist of a cycle route but no other markings. The grass gets over grown or turned to mud when it rains, the road floods where it was altered as the grids are too high for the water to drain.
If they removed the railway track and turned this into a cycle lane from the Four Bridges up to the Penny Bridge, but who is going to keep it clean, litter free and safe, but the question you have to ask, with all the cycle paths and marked areas around Wirral already who uses them?, a handful at most, in my books just a pipe dream and a waste of money. Look what they had done to Tower Bridge road, and look what they are doing to Duke street Bridge now!
They would be better using the money to provide more litter bins in Wirral, as street cleaning is a joke! once a month they come round and clean, so for the rest of the month we are knee deep in litter, and fine people for dropping it in the first place, and get it right this time!

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I also thought Network Rail only kept hold of it just in case they wanted to utilise it again.
Now this plan has come up, does that mean Network Rail have passed it on, or is it just another pipe dream?


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