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REALLY SideTracked - Birkenhead Town Station Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/03/2022
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Geocache Description:

Birkenhead Town Station 



 Birkenhead Town station was opened on 1 January 1889. It was built to accommodate the nearby commercial centre of Birkenhead. The line which travelled through the station bore trains from Birkenhead Woodside to London Paddington, but only local trains from Woodside to Chester, West Kirby, Helsby and North Wales served the station. 


In 1934, the Queensway road tunnel to Liverpool was opened. This had been established opposite the entrance to the station. This development resulted in the station becoming cut off from reasonable access to the town's market area and the residential district.

Birkenhead Town station closed on 7 May 1945, although the line continued in use until 1967 when Birkenhead Woodside closed. The area of the station and the tunnels are enclosed between the approach roads to the Queensway road tunnel entrance, which were redesigned and extended in the 1960s.

Present Day

From 2022, the site will become part of a new park, which is currently being constructed. Known as Dock Branch Park providing a route for pedestrians and cyclists. Remains of the ticket booking hall still exist at GZ ( The blue building to the right in the below picture )


About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vgf TERRA ybj

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)