Many thanks to Richard Davies for sending in the above of photo the rails being replaced on the Merseyrail West Kirby line.
New track is being laid with wooden sleepers being replaced with pre-formed concrete ones. I have noticed however that some of the line up to West Kirby hasn’t been replaced – I don’t know if it’s being left as-is or will still get replaced at some point. Of course, trains haven’t been running from and to West Kirby and the seemingly unpopular rail replacement bus service has been in operation.
Richard doesn’t say but I think the above photo might well have been taken from Meols bridge, looking towards Manor Road Station. I crossed the line at that foot crossing the other week and walked along a footpath that leads to fields behind Fornalls Green Lane. By the way, just about all the trees facing the line along Bertram Drive North have been cut down. Was that due to the track works or for some other reason?
Did you know? There’s a second, “secret” fishing lake in Meols. Most people know of the lake right next to Meols station that Birkenhead Angling Club use. But there’s another lake nearby. By chance, I read that there’s a private lake in the fields over the line from Bertram Drive North. If you use the satellite view in google maps, it’s clearly visible.