Liverpool Central High Level Station Remembered

Fronting onto Bold Street – the last part of the original Liverpool Central overground station still standing.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xUhxQ37Tqk

Photos of the former station are on You Tube – see link above.

Note – There’s a small issue on the video that requires explanation. Liverpool’s Exchange Station was not directly closed as part of the Beeching cuts, it went as part of the building of the Loop and Link underground section of the Merseyrail system, being replaced by Moorfields underground station near by. It did, however, lose it’s direct services to Scotland and the north which were transferred to Lime Street Station as a consequence of the Beeching cuts.

Merseyrail – It’s 40 years since Liverpool’s underground was completed

Who would have thought it was 40 or more years since we lost Exchange Station and indeed the overground Central Station in Liverpool for them to be replaced with new underground stations. Not forgetting of course that Liverpool had been blessed with an underground railway from the Wirral for many years prior to that – The Mersey Railway.

An old Mersey Railway tinplate sign which is on display at the National Railway Museum in York

And here’s what the new underground network looked like when completed in 1977. The Northern Line (Blue) was subsequently extended from Garston to a new terminus at Hunts Cross.

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