Birkenhead North Station Footbridge


Improvements to car parking arrangements at Birkenhead North Station required the construction of a bridge over the railway to link the new car park to the station.

The new two span footbridge provides access from the car park to the island platform and the main station building. Access for All was provided onto the bridge by a ramp and steps from the car park and lift and steps from the platforms.

The bridge was constructed on the site of the original station footbridge and a temporary bridge was provided at the opposite end of the platforms for passenger use during the construction period.

The main challenges on this site were the poor ground conditions and limited space available on the platforms for the installation of lifts and stairs.

Minimal disruption to the operation of trains was required; the piling works, steel structure erection and cladding were undertaken during overnight possessions.

JNP Group services provided:

  • Layout of footbridge and consideration of clearances.
  • Piling.
  • Reinforced concrete elements.
  • Steel bridge, stairs and lift enclosure structures.
  • Cladding.
  • Drainage.
  • Temporary footbridge.

Project Value: £2.5m

Client: Merseyrail

Architect: JNP (Northern) LLP

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