Graham Stephen

Graham Stephen

Posted on 06/14/2015


Photo taken on May 23, 2015


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Station
Railway
Liverpool
Lime Street Station


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Lime Street Station, Liverpool - 20150523 - 02 - 'Chance Meeting' (Bessie Braddock) by Tom Murphy

Lime Street Station, Liverpool - 20150523 - 02 - 'Chance Meeting' (Bessie Braddock) by Tom Murphy
Liverpool’s Lime Street Station is the city centre’s main railway station and comprises Network Rail’s nine-platform mainline terminus together with Merseyrail’s single-platform underground station. It thus provides a connection between a branch of the West Coast Main Line and Merseyrail’s Wirral Line.

The station was first opened to the public in 1836 by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (LMR), which had purchased the site, formerly used as a cattle market, from the city council in 1833 for £9000. The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) replaced the original building in 1867 with the present northern arched train shed, whose curved roof was designed by Irish iron founder Richard Turner (1798-1881). In 1879 a second, southern shed was... [more...]

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