Station code CPU
DfT category F2
Number of platforms 2
|Grid reference SJ372740|
Managed by Merseyrail
2011/12 0.113 million
|Address Chester CH1 6ES, United Kingdom|
Similar Overpool railway station, Little Sutton railway st, Hooton railway station, Bromborough Rake railway st, Bache railway station
Capenhurst railway station wirral line the wirral channel
Capenhurst railway station serves the village of Capenhurst and its substantial industrial facilities, in Cheshire, England. On the former GWR main line from London Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside it is now on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network, 5 1⁄4 miles (8.4 km) north of Chester. It is unstaffed, has a modest car park and passenger facilities which include automatic departure indicators and a remotely operated PA system . Both platforms offer level access, although to avoid the footbridge it is necessary to use the road bridge.
The station is unstaffed but has platform CCTV, a 24-space car park and a cycle rack with 10 spaces as well as secure cycle storage for 20 cycles. Each platform has a waiting shelter with seating. There are departure and arrival screens, on the platform, for passenger information. There is a payphone, next to the entrance, on platform 1. There is access, to each platform, for passengers with wheelchairs or prams. However, cross-platform access, within the station, is by staircase only. Platform access has not been modernised to the standard of that at Hooton.
Capenhurst is one of four stations on the Merseyrail network that is Unstaffed, the others being Bache, Little Sutton and Overpool. Passengers must purchase tickets from the Ticket Vending Machine located on the Chester-bound platform; the machine can issue tickets to any destination on the rail network. Passengers failing to purchase a ticket will be liable for a Penalty Fare if they board a Merseyrail service without obtaining a valid ticket. This station became part of the Merseyrail Penalty Fares Area on 15 June 2009.
Trains between Chester and Liverpool call at Capenhurst every 30 minutes every day (including Sunday). The quarter-hourly service on the Chester line does not benefit Capenhurst since alternate trains run through the station non-stop between Hooton and Bache in each direction. These services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 507 and Class 508 EMUs.