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SideTracked - Meols Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 05/10/2016
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Meols railway station is situated in Meols, Wirral, England. It lies on the West Kirby branch of the Wirral Line, part of the Merseyrail network and has two platforms (one to West Kirby, the other to Liverpool) with waiting rooms. Trains run every 15 minutes at peak times and every 30 minsures off-peak.

Meols was one of the original stations on the Hoylake Railway, opening in 1866. The Hoylake Railway became part of the Wirral Railway in 1883, which subsequently became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Through services to Liverpool began in 1938, when the line was electrified. The station was rebuilt to coincide with this.

In 1934 the signal box was closed and semaphore Intermediate Block Signals, controlled from Moreton and Hoylake boxes, were introduced, the only such signals on the Liverpool to West Kirby line. They broke the otherwise long distance between Moreton and Hoylake, the two signal boxes on either side. These semaphore signals remained until 1994 when the line was resignalled with colour-light signals. The station had recently completed a refurbishment with work involving new glazing to the footbridge windows and staircase, redevelopment of existing buildings to provide enclosed passenger waiting shelters, a new passenger toilet and automatic entrance doors to the booking hall.

The cache located outside the station is a nano tube about 3cm long and less than a centimetre diameter. A pencil will be useful for more than just signing the logbook. Please take care retrieving and replacing.

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