Lime Street

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 5th May 2011 by Jenny Porter

One of the Bury prints, painted by Thomas Talbot Bury, who was commissioned to paint depictions of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. This one shows Liverpool Lime Street station, which was opened in 1836 to become the new Liverpool terminus, replacing Crown Street. Since then, it has been at the very centre of Liverpool’s railway network, and is used as the calling point for all long-distance journeys. It is by far the largest station in Liverpool City Centre. Construction of Lime Street began in 1833, and a year before that the building of the tunnel linking it to Edge Hill began, though work on the station was not complete until 1837, a year after it opened. In later years, Lime Street was one of the first stations to send mail by train, part of the first stage of electrifiction of the West Coast Main Line (in 1959) and the site of the launch of the first InterCity service (in 1966). It has two sections: the nine-platform overground mainline station, used for all long-distance services, and the single-platform underground station, used for Wirral Line services, run by Merseyrail, to local stations on the Liverpool Loop, and opened in 1977

Lime Street

Tagged under: edge hill station, liverpool lime street station, thomas talbot bury, bury prints, crown street station

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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