The Anonymous Widower

Huyton Station

To get to Manchester from Preston, you can go directly to Manchester Victoria, but I wanted to go to Eccles to see the start of the electrification of the lines in the area.

I changed trains at Huyton on the edge of Liverpool.

A Train Leaves Huyton For Liverpool

A Train Leaves Huyton For Liverpool

The station is a bit different to when I used it years ago in about 1965.  At the time, I was in digs in the area, whilst studying at Liverpool University and went there once to catch a train into the city.  I think I may have cycled there from my digs, but I have no memory of the details.

But it wasn’t the smart station it is today. Although Wikipedia says here it will be getting better. it will in a couple of years be on a fully electrified line between Liverpool and Manchester, with four platforms instead of just two.

October 1, 2013 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,


  1. I remember it is the late 70s – dirty, smelly and windy, and full of schoolgirls from the rather posh Huyton College chattering and smoking.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | October 2, 2013 | Reply

    • That was my memory too! it’s smart now! I do think Liverpool stations benefit from being tightly controlled by the Local authority. Lines controlled by Transport for London, like the Overground, certainly do! But look at some of the dumps, where no-one seems to care, like some in Birmingham.

      Comment by AnonW | October 2, 2013 | Reply

  2. […] I left around 13:00 and took trains 2 and 3 of the day to get to Eccles via Huyton. […]

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  3. […] I started going to Ipswich when my parents moved to Felixstowe.  Usually, I was taken by the next door neighbour as getting between Ipswich and Felixstowe in those days wasn’t easy by public transport. As I was living in London most of the time, I still cycled to some of Spurs home matches and later at Liverpool University, I visited both Everton and Liverpool and quite a lot of teams in the area, including Manchester United, Preston, Leeds, Blackpool, Blackburn and Burnley. I didn’t carry a camera as I do now, so there is no record of the visits to the old grounds. Some were very rudimentary and far inferior to how they are today. I remember that getting to Old Trafford involved getting a steam powered shuttle train from the centre of Manchester. I think this was probably, when I took the train from Huyton. […]

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