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West Kirby

Collected date 01/07/13

West Kirby sign

West Kirby station lies at the end of the Wirral line and is a good place to start a day's exploring, or to end it with chips by the sea. The station front:

West Kirby frontage

On the west side of the station building a canopy covers the entrance to the shops using the station building:

West Kirby side canopy West Kirby ironwork

The clock tower at the western end of the station front:

West Kirby clock

The east side of the station houses a pharmacy, again with a canopy on the front:

West Kirby side

Back to the front of the station building, which houses a cafe as well as the entrance to the station itself:

West Kirby front canopy

A blank nameboard above the entrance to the concourse:

West Kirby blank nameboard

Inside is a paved and covered concourse area with ticket facilities:

West Kirby concourse

While I was taking photos of the concourse a gentleman asked me what I was doing and I explained that I was photographing the lovely station. He told me that there were plans afoot to demolish it all in favour of a more modern retail space! I hope these plans don't come to fruition. It's not as if the concourse is a retail desert. Here are more tables from the cafe and an eastern exit from the concourse:

West Kirby concourse cafe

And there's also rear access to the shops:

West Kirby shop backs

Looking back at the rear of the station building and clock:

West Kirby rear

Entrance to the platforms itself on the western side of the station next to the ticket office:

West Kirby platform 2 entrance

The end of platform 2, looking back towards the concourse:

West Kirby end

Looking along platform 2:

West Kirby platform 2

Further along platform 2 looking south:

West Kirby platform 2 looking south

Looking similarly south down platform 1:

West Kirby platform 1 looking south

The concrete canopy on the platform:

West Kirby canopy

The glazed roof of the canopy:

West Kirby canopy roof

Another of those signs saying what this station is for:

West Kirby for Marine Lake and Hilbre

Looking south down the platforms, showing the slight curve of the line:

West Kirby platforms looking

Looking north from the same point:

West Kirby platforms looking

Looking north along the line:

West Kirby looking north