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 Birkenhead North station welcomes more park and riders

Birkenhead North station welcomes more park and riders

Published on 28/09/2016
The Birkenhead North car park is now complete and open, making it the biggest car park on the Merseyrail network.
There are now a total of 670 spaces, boosting the car park which opened in 2013 by more than 400 spaces. Electric car charging posts, as part of the Recharge network, have also been installed.
Working with Wirral Council, Merseytravel has lead the work in a bid to meet the increasing demand for parking spaces with easy access to  the rail network and to alleviate problems being caused by on street congestion and parking around other Wirral stations.
Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of the Merseytravel said:
“We’ve responded to customer demand in extending a massively popular park and ride site. Any measure that encourages people onto the public transport network and alleviates congestion both at key Wirral sites and potentially in Liverpool City Centre should be welcomed.”
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Wirral’s cabinet member for Transport and Technology Infrastructure, said:
“Birkenhead North is a busy transport hub and an important part of the Merseytravel network. These extra spaces will alleviate parking problems around this and other stations, and give more people easy access to the rail network.”
Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s Managing Director added:
“Merseyrail are focused on curing congestion across the Liverpool City Region and projects such as this really help encourage commuters and other travellers to use the train.  We are always looking for opportunities to work closely with Merseytravel to enhance the transport offer for the people of the region.  This includes making rail more convenient and accessible to those who live further afield from our network.”
The £1.2M project has been jointly funded by Merseytravel and the government Local Growth Fund ‘Sustainable Transport Enhancement Package’ (STEP), a funding stream to support economic growth and maximise benefits for residents, visitors and businesses.