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Trains to Liverpool Lime Street

Officially opened in 1836, Lime Street is Liverpool's largest and most popular train station. Redeveloped in the early 2000s in conjunction with Liverpool's Capital of Culture year in 2008, Lime Street was awarded Station of the Year 2010. As you step off the train, look out for statues of comic Ken Dodd and Labour politician Bessie Braddock, a nod to the city's seminal contributions to the worlds of entertainment and politics. The original plot of land where the station now stands was a cattle market, but the designers did not take inspiration from its original use, creating, instead, an impressive French chateau-style frontage. In the early days of the station's life, trains approaching Lime Street up the steep incline of Edge Hill had to be detached from their locomotives and eased into town by brake power and gravity alone. Likewise, upon leaving the station carriages had to be pulled up the hill with sheer manpower and a hefty rope. Where would we be without electricity?

Station details & facilities

The underground Lime Street Wirral Line station of the Merseyrail network is accessed via the main terminus. Platforms 1 to 6 are shorter than the rest and mostly service long-distance journeys to London, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Norwich. The concourse has toilets, booking office, shops, a taxi rank and various eateries and coffee shops. There are nine platforms, and they all have step-free access.
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Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

Cancelled

00:28

Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains

Plat. 9

On time

00:34

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

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