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Conway Park

Collected date 05/07/13

Conway Park sign

On a hot day, Conway Park station was very pleasant to visit because it's almost entirely underground. It's the newest station on the Wirral Line and was constructed by cutting into the existing tunnel between Birkenhead Park and Hamilton Square. The station building is all new, with an exciting suspended canopy:

Conway Park front

The entrance to the station building, which faces onto Europa Boulevard towards Birkenhead town centre:

Conway Park entrance

The side of the station building is rather less exciting, with just the head of the lift shaft a notable feature:

Conway Park side

Inside the concourse, with the entrance on the left. Lifts lead down to the platforms to our right and in the background:

Conway Park concourse

This plaque marks the station's 1998 opening by Neil Kinnock:

Conway Park Station Officially
opened on 24 April 1998 by the Right Honourable Neil Kinnock European
Commissioner for Transport.  Funded by Merseytravel, Wirral CityLands
and the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral as part of the regeneration of
Birkenhead.  Financed by the European Union European Regional
Development Fund.

The lifts (and stairs) lead down to a pair of platforms in the opened-out tunnel, which has lateral concrete beams for a roof. The lift exit onto platform 2:

Conway Park platform 2

On platform 1, for trains towards Liverpool, looking west:

Conway Park platform 1 looking west

The eastern end of both platforms is under a small canopy beneath the concrete beams. Platform 1, under the canopy:

Conway Park platform 1

Looking east at both platforms, with the concrete beams above and the canopies in the centre:

Conway Park platforms looking

Looking west along the line:

Conway Park looking west