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Grand Junction Railway

This line is open. It runs from Warrington to Birmingham. The line received its act on the 6th of May 1833 and opened in 1837.

Today it forms part of the West Coast Main Line routes.

In 1845 the company merged with the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The line merged with the London and Birmingham Railway (opened 1838) and the Birmingham and Manchester Railway to form the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1846.

Survey To be entered
Engineers George Stephenson
Joseph Locke
Act 6 May 1833
Contractors To be entered
Opened 1837
Closed No

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The line runs from Warrington to Birmingham. The original route ran to Birmingham Curzon Street and a newer approach to Birmingham runs to Birmingham New Street. At Curzon Street terminus the line met the London and Birmingham Railway - the junction faced the terminus and not London. Today trains using the connection via New Street can run straight through to London. To the north the line met the North Union Railway which ran further north to Preston and had connections to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

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Page created on 19/11/1999
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford