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Travelling around Birkenhead

Travelling around Birkenhead

Birkenhead is often assumed to be part of Liverpool but it is, in fact, a town in its own right. It is located in the Borough of Wirral, on the banks of the River Mersey.

It’s easily reached by rail from the main Liverpool train stations and by road via either the Mersey tunnel or the M53 from Chester. Arriva bus routes run around Birkenhead and across the Wirral, and also provide links to local destinations, such as New Ferry and West Kirby. There’s also a frequent service through the tunnel to and from Liverpool.

One of Birkenhead’s main claims to fame is the presence of the world’s first public park, which is home to several listed buildings and two lakes. It is even thought to have been a major influence on the design of New York’s Central Park.  

Latest Service Updates

  • Temporary Closure of Argyle Street, Birkenhead

    From Monday 17th February 2020 until Friday 21st February 2020, from 2100 until 0600, Argyle Street, Birkenhead will be closed from its junction with Hinson Street to its junction with Dacre Street to enable a repair work by Network Rail.

  • Temporary Closure of Duke Street, Birkenhead

    On Wednesday/Thursday, February 20th/21st 2020 on night shifts which have not been cited to Merseytravel therefore from 1900 to the last bus Duke Street, Birkenhead will be closed from the junction of Beckwith Street to the junction of Cleveland Street to facilitate the completion/recovery of lining from the resurfacing schemes which took place last year.