Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Introduction

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

  /  /1830Charles Tennant
Charles Tennant, one of the promoters of the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, visits the Liverpool and Manchester Railway with his family.
  /  /1830Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Line opened
11/06/1831Bolton and Leigh RailwayKenyon and Leigh Junction Railway
Regular passenger trains run from Great Moor Street, Bolton, to Kenyon Junction on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
  /  /1845Grand Junction Railway
Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Merge as the Grand Junction Railway.

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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319374 in Northern livery at Huyton on 5 August 2016. ...
Veronica Clibbery 05/08/2016
60021 still showing signs of its time with Colas, passes Huyton with a GBRf operated Liverpool to Drax loaded biomass working on 22 March 2019. The ...
John McIntyre 22/03/2019
A Liverpool to Warrington service departs from platform 3 at Huyton on 3 February 2015. Photographed from platform 4, which is not yet usable as there ...
John McIntyre 03/02/2015
A landslip at Glazebrook just prior to Christmas continued to cause disruption after the two day break. Trans-Pennine services from Liverpool were ...
Mark Bartlett 28/12/2012
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A lineup of road-rail aerial platforms for use on the Liverpool - Manchester electrification project parked on the reinstated but as yet unused ...
John McIntyre 03/02/2015
A close up of new DRS electro-diesel no.88002 as it waits at Roby for a path towards Edge Hill on 29 March 2017. This was one of several runs between ...
John McIntyre 29/03/2017
A Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service arrives at Roby on 19 April 2014. On the right work is underway to reinstate two platforms. ...
John McIntyre 19/04/2014
Platform reinstatement work in progress at Roby station on 19 April 2014 see image 47176. ...
John McIntyre 19/04/2014
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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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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 the Liverpool to Manchester line and others in the North West are electrified it will apparently be cascaded ex-Thameslink 319 EMUs that will ...
Mark Bartlett 13/10/2011
The Rainhill Locomotive Trials of 1829 are so embedded in railway history that it is surprising to learn that Rainhill station was known as Kendricks ...
Mark Bartlett 13/10/2011
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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
4 of 4 images.






An Arriva Trains Wales service from North Wales to Manchester Piccadilly departs from Earlestown and joins the L&M line on 09 October 2015. ...
John McIntyre 09/10/2015
The platforms on the west to south curve at Earlestown were closed for some time but one was reopened for a new, hourly, Liverpool Lime Street to ...
Mark Bartlett 04/11/2010
Detail of the canopy and stonework of the original Liverpool and Manchester station building on Platform 2 at Earlestown. In this view, looking along ...
Mark Bartlett 04/11/2010
The sharply curved platforms 4 and 5 at Earlestown were refurbished in 2010. They lie some distance away from the other platforms at this triangular ...
Mark Bartlett 04/11/2010
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Former Scotrail 158786, passing Newton-le-Willows, working for Northern on 20th September 2019. ...
Veronica Clibbery 20/09/2019
A clean looking 47509 'Albion' heads west, passing Parkside Colliery near Newton-le-Willows on 25th October 1980. My notes show this as a special ...
Mark Bartlett 25/10/1980
ATW 175102 heading for Manchester and Northern Electrics 319361 heading for Liverpool call at Newton-le-Willows on 9 October 2015. ...
John McIntyre 09/10/2015
Inside one of the new Mk 5 carriages from CAF, in service with TPE on the 1E39 Liverpool to Scarborough service on 03 September 2019. For anyone who ...
John McIntyre 03/09/2019
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Grab shot of the rather inaccessible Huskisson Memorial, a Grade II listed structure, seen from a passing Liverpool to Manchester EMU on 14th March ...
Mark Bartlett 14/03/2016
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A London to Carlisle Pendolino runs through Patricroft on 19 April after being diverted via Manchester due to engineering work on the WCML in the ...
John McIntyre 19/04/2014
The abandoned platforms on the north side of Patricroft station, looking across Green Lane towards the Queen's Arms on 19 April 2014. [Ref query 6548] ...
John McIntyre 19/04/2014
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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
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
A Virgin Voyager heads west through Eccles on 19 February 2011.
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John McIntyre 19/02/2011
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
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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
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
'Planet' photographed at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, in May 2012. ...
Peter Todd 31/05/2012
The construction of the Ordsall Chord has severed the main line connection to the Museum of Science and Industry site and this is now the view from ...
Mark Bartlett 08/10/2017
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