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Birkenhead Central is a railway station serving the town of Birkenheadmarker, Wirral, Englandmarker. Situated on the south side of Birkenhead town centre, it lies on the Chestermarker and Ellesmere Portmarker branches of the Wirral Line, part of the Merseyrail network. The station is in a deep cutting and reached by stairs down from the street level entrance.


Birkenhead Central station was opened in 1886 as part of the Mersey Railway's route from Liverpoolmarker, via the Mersey Railway Tunnel under the River Mersey. The station was the location of the Mersey Railway's headquarters.


Trains operate every 15 minutes (all day, every day) in each direction. Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Squaremarker station and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound trains continue to Hootonmarker, from where trains continue every 30 minutes to each of Chestermarker and Ellesmere Portmarker.


Image:Mersey Railway Birkenhead Central station.jpg|Original Mersey Railway painted sign on Birkenhead Central station, the company's former headquarters

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