Chester and Birkenhead Railway
|Chester and Birkenhead Railway|
The Chester and Birkenhead Railway ran from Birkenhead to Chester. It opened on 23 September 1838. On the 22 July 1847 it merged with the Birkenhead, Lancaster and Cheshire Junction Railway to become the Birkenhead Railway.
The lines between Birkenhead and Chester, together with the line from Hooton to Ellesmere Port (on the Helsby branch of the Birkenhead Railway), now form part of the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network.
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- Merseyside Railway History Group, The Hooton to West Kirby Branch Line and the Wirral Way, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, 1982, ISBN 0-904582-04-3.
- Jeff Vinter, Railway Walks: LMS, (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1990) ISBN 0-86299-734-8.