Liverpool and Manchester Railway
L Liverpool and Manchester Railway
This line is open. It was one of the pioneering routes (opened in 1830) during the early days of railways. It amalgamated with the
Grand Junction Railway (opened 1837) in 1845 which itself was one of the major components of the London and North Western Railway which was formed in 1846. Dates
/ /1830 Charles Tennant Charles Tennant, one of the promoters of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, visits the Liverpool and Manchester Railway with his family. / /1830 Liverpool and Manchester Railway Line opened 11/06/1831 Bolton and Leigh Railway Kenyon and Leigh Junction Railway Regular passenger trains run from Great Moor Street, Bolton, to Kenyon Junction on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. / /1845 Grand Junction Railway Liverpool and Manchester Railway Merge as the Grand Junction Railway. 31/12/1845 Railway Clearing House By this date, Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, Chester and Birmingham Railway?, Grand Junction Railway, Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway, Liverpool and Manchester Railway, Manchester and Birmingham Railway, Newcastle and Carlisle Railway and North Union Railway join.
Locations along the line
These locations are along the line.
Northern 319376 calls at Wavertree Technology Park with a Warrington Bank Quay to Lime Street service on 13th July 2016. The station opened in 2000 ... Mark Bartlett 13/07/2016 A Liverpool to Wigan North Western stopping service calls at Wavertree Technology Park on 09 October 2015. The 4 car Class 319s Northern Electrics are ... John McIntyre 09/10/2015 319386 pulls away from the stop at Wavertree Technology Park, with an eastbound service, on 13th July 2016. ... Mark Bartlett 13/07/2016 Looking west to Liverpool at Wavertree Technology Park station in 2003. There is a lift down to the platform - or one can brave the 58 steps. ... Ewan Crawford 11/07/2003
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185121, on a TPE Newcastle to Liverpool service, is nearing journey's end as it passes through the famous Olive Mount cutting and approaches the ... Mark Bartlett 13/07/2016 Site of the former Olive Mount Junction looking east. Behind the camera is the new Wavertree Technology Park station. ... Ewan Crawford //
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Northern Electrics unit 319386 calls at Broad Green on 09 October with a service to Liverpool Lime Street. The station is on the route of the ... John McIntyre 09/10/2015 Broad Green must be one of the oldest railway stations in the world still served by passenger trains as it opened with the Liverpool and Manchester ... Mark Bartlett 17/10/2012
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Northern 323229 is displaying the destination as Liverpool Lime Street. However this train at Huyton was heading east on 22 March 2019. ... John McIntyre 22/03/2019 323229 calls at Huyton, heading for Liverpool, on 29th September 2022. Once confined to routes to the south and east of Manchester Piccadilly these ... Veronica Clibbery 29/09/2022 Huyton station, looking east on 29th September. The signal is cleared towards St. Helens and Wigan, the usual route for trains in these platforms, but ... Veronica Clibbery 29/09/2022 319374 in Northern livery at Huyton on 5 August 2016. ... Veronica Clibbery 05/08/2016 Although taken from Roby's Platform 4, this picture also shows part of the platforms at Huyton, a mere half mile away. 319369 has come from the Wigan ... Mark Bartlett 29/11/2023 The original station building at Roby is on Platform 1, where 331011 called with a Manchester Airport to Lime Street service on 29th November 2023. ... Mark Bartlett 29/11/2023 Roby station has been transformed since John McIntyre visited in 2014 47305. These are the two eastbound platforms, 3 and 4. 319367, probably in ... Mark Bartlett 29/11/2023 GBRf 60076 is a short way into its journey as it powers through Roby, with a late running Biomass train from Liverpool to Drax, on 29th November 2023. ... Mark Bartlett 29/11/2023 Northern Class 319s arrive and depart from Whiston as darkness falls on 30 December 2017. On the left a stopping service to Manchester Victoria heads ... John McIntyre 30/12/2017
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Northern DMU 150112 calls at Rainhill on 19th April 2014 with a Liverpool to Manchester stopping service. ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 Plenty of murals on the wall of the Liverpool platform waiting room at Rainhill in 2011, leaving you in no doubt that this was a historically ... Mark Bartlett 13/10/2011 A view east from the platform at Rainhill on 19 April 2014 with a Manchester bound service passing under the footbridge. Rainhill signal box can be ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 A Manchester bound service passes Rainhill non-stop on 19 April 2014. The Grade 2 listed station building is still in use as a ticket office and ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 When Lea Green was reopened on a new site in 2000, 45 years after the original station closed, this road level booking office was built, completely ... Mark Bartlett 13/10/2011 A Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service calls at Lea Green on 19 April 2014. Work associated with the forthcoming electrification can ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 Lea Green's original station closed in 1955 but reopened in 2000 at a new location a few hundred yards to the east serving a new development. 150218 ... Mark Bartlett 13/10/2011
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An eastbound service calls at St Helens Junction on 19 April 2014. It may no longer be a junction station but at least it retains a platform building ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 A view west at St Helens Junction on 19 April 2014 with a Liverpool bound service departing. ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 St Helens Junction looking towards Liverpool on 13 October 2011. It hasn't been a junction for passengers since the line to St Helens closed in 1965 ... Mark Bartlett 13/10/2011 The old bay platform face at St Helens Junction can still be seen but now fronts onto the station car park. This would have been the platform from ... Mark Bartlett 13/10/2011
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Transport for Wales and Northern services meet on the remote and tightly curved Platforms 4 and 5 at Earlestown on 22nd February 2023. 175103 was ... Mark Bartlett 22/02/2023 331031 calls at Earlestown with a Lime Street to Manchester Airport service on 22nd February 2023. When the line was first electrified services were ... Mark Bartlett 22/02/2023 Vintage Trains 47773 hauls the ECS from Golborne Jct back to Liverpool Lime Street with 7029 'Clun Castle' on the rear at this stage. This was part of ... John McIntyre 10/09/2022 Ancient and modern. 802209 hurries through Earlestown with a TPE Newcastle to Liverpool service on 22nd February 2023. It is passing the original 1830 ... Mark Bartlett 22/02/2023 Most local services from Wigan North Western to Lime St run via St Helens but a couple of morning trains are routed via the Golborne and Lowton ... Mark Bartlett 22/02/2023 Rush hour at Newton-le-Willows at around 1415 hrs on 10 September 2022 with TfW 175002 on the 1D38 Manchester Airport to Llandudno service as TPE ... John McIntyre 10/09/2022 With the completion of the new station buildings and lift access at Newton-le-Willows the 1848 station building is no longer in railway use. ... Mark Bartlett 22/02/2023 A Manchester to Liverpool service with 150211 calls at Newton-le-Willows on 19th April 2014. ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 TfW 175003 has just passed under the M6 and through Newton-le-Willows Junction, once known as Parkside Liverpool Junction, where the chord to Lowton ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2021 A view towards Newton-le-Willows Junction (by the M6 bridge), from about half way along the curve from Lowton Junction, on 8th February 2021. The less ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2021
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45127 on the 0847 Holyhead to Newcastle, between Newton-le-Willows and Kenyon Junction on the Chat Moss route, on 8th June 1984. ... Roger Geach 08/06/1984 TPE 802211, from Lime Street to Newcastle, is running between Parkside Junction and Kenyon Junction on 8th February 2021. The train is approaching the ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2021 319369, working from Lime Street to Manchester Airport, has just passed through the tunnel like bridge at Kenyon Lane and is approaching the site of ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2021 There is very little to see at the former Kenyon Junction. The station closed in 1961, while the junction went with the Leigh line in 1969, but the ... John McIntyre 29/07/2020 Looking north along the A574 Warrington Road, at the site of Glazebury and Bury Lane, on the L&MR. The platforms were staggered on either side of the ... John McIntyre 29/07/2020
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GBRf 60096 'Impetus' approaches Astley level crossing with Biomass empties for Liverpool Docks on 8th February 2023. The loaded return service will ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2023 802215 is passing through the site of the platforms at Astley, approaching the crossing and signal box, with a TPE Liverpool Lime St to Newcastle ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2023 68028 'Lord President' propels a TPE Liverpool to Scarborough service through Astley on 8th February 2023. ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2023 Astley station, between Kenyon Junction and Patricroft, closed in 1958 and was demolished. This February 2023 view shows the BR signal box installed ... Mark Bartlett 08/02/2023
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TPE 802216 runs through Patricroft with a Newcastle Liverpool service on 6th September 2023. The station is in a basic condition nowadays but there ... Mark Bartlett 06/09/2023 This old platform building at Patricroft has a definite lean to it, accentuated by the fact the door is upright. Although the unstaffed station is ... Mark Bartlett 06/09/2023 The Liverpool and Manchester Railway crosses the Bridgwater Canal just to the west of Patricroft station. Effectively there are three bridges here, ... Mark Bartlett 30/08/2023 It is claimed locally that the Queen's Arms at Patricroft is the world's first trackside pub, built in 1828 to serve the Liverpool and Manchester ... Mark Bartlett 06/09/2023 A Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service calls at Eccles on 19 April 2014. With electrification now complete between Castlefield Jct and ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 A Virgin Voyager heads west through Eccles on 19 February 2011. ... John McIntyre 19/02/2011 Blue plaque from the City of Salford at Eccles station. The plaque celebrates the opening of the station on the original Liverpool and Manchester ... John McIntyre 19/04/2014 With electrification from Manchester to Newton-le-Willows scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013, masts are starting to appear all along the ... Mark Bartlett 28/12/2012 It is clearly sometime since the Weaste goods branch saw traffic. As far as I can ascertain the trains to the cement depot ceased around 2016 (happy ... Mark Bartlett 11/06/2023 The currently out of use Weaste freight branch, seen looking north from the A57 overbridge in June 2023. The line curves west as it passes under the ... Mark Bartlett 11/06/2023
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The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, based around Liverpool Road station and associated warehouses, is undergoing a significant ... Mark Bartlett 28/10/2022 Having arrived at Manchester Liverpool Road with the Royal train carrying Prince Charles, A1 pacific 60163 'Tornado' is seen on the rear of the ecs ... John McIntyre 04/02/2010 The 1st Class booking hall at Manchester Liverpool Road, the oldest railway station in the world and now part of the Museum of Science and Industry. ... Mark Bartlett 08/10/2017 Looking out from the 1830 warehouse at Manchester Liverpool Road, towards the passenger platform, on 8th October 2017. There are a number of railway ... Mark Bartlett 08/10/2017