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#218857 - 28th Mar 2008 10:19am Birkenhead Park Station (1922)
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The Birkenhead Corporation bus, fleet No 2, is pictured standing outside Park Station in Duke Street 1922.

This was a Leyland "RAF" type bus which operated on Birkenhead's first scheduled motor-bus service from Rock Ferry to here in 1919. This bus was in service until 1927.

Park Station was opened 2nd January 1888, being the link station between the Wirral Railway which opened in 1866, and was extended to West Kirby in 1878, and Mersey Railway, which opened in 1886. This meant passengers could travel from West Kirby and Hoylake through Liverpool and vice versa, changing at Park Station.

The station suffered some damage from enemy bombs in 1941.
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#218870 - 28th Mar 2008 12:28pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: BMW Joe]
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the old station looks well nicer, loads of character.
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#218898 - 28th Mar 2008 6:33pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: Waddi]
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I agree with waddi.

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#218905 - 28th Mar 2008 6:44pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: Mark]
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it is really innit. all this health and safty, its a good thing but we loose so much to it !

oh great pic btw ! for comparing


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#218923 - 28th Mar 2008 8:04pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: Sanchez]
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The wall on the left (part of the bridge) after the railings has something written on the wall, but from what I can make out from the working - "HERRONS"? I have no idea what is means or what it has revelvance to. Can anyone enlighten me?


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#218930 - 28th Mar 2008 8:15pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: BMW Joe]
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Joe ,maybe it was something to do with the garage that was there in the seventies...just a guess???
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#218940 - 28th Mar 2008 8:43pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: jonno40]
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Park Station got almost totally blatted by a land mine. It brought down half of the overbridge onto the lines below. Note the "newer" retaining wall on the Wallasey side.

A 6 car Mersey Railway train was in the (then) sidings almost below. It was badly damaged, but repaired and put back into service. The station was rebuilt as a plain, bland wartime construction. My late Father-in-Law told me the night the land mine was dropped (with parachute) the whole house shook. He was living in Aspinall Street - some distance away !

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#218987 - 29th Mar 2008 12:26pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: ]
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Note in the old picture, it says "Joint Station". this because the station was shared between the Mersey Railway & the Wirral Railway.
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#218988 - 29th Mar 2008 12:55pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: chriskay]
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It's still known as a Joint station to the local chav's nowadays, although for different reasons lol.

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#218992 - 29th Mar 2008 1:32pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: MattLFC]
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It's still known as a Joint station to the local chav's nowadays, although for different reasons lol.

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LOL, so I'll know where to go then next time I want one.
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#218993 - 29th Mar 2008 1:51pm Re: Birkenhead Park Station (1922) [Re: chriskay]
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