The Anonymous Widower

Stations Between Mossley Hill And Edge Hill In Liverpool

Greenbank Park and Wavertree have been named as possible station on this route.

I can’t find any reference to a new station at Greenbank Park on the Internet.

This document on the Merseytravel web site is their plan of what they would like to do and it has no mention.

Wavertree station did exist until the 1950s.

At University, I visited the area a lot and even lived in a Hall of Residence by Greenbank Park. I also proposed to C, close to the Park.

This Google Map shows the area.

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Note the four-track railway passing to the East of the area, which is actually crossed by the iconic Penny Lane.

  • Two fast lines take expresses to and from Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Two slow lines handle the slower trains.
  • Trains generally stop on the fast lines at Mossley Hill and West Allerton stations.
  • There are no stations between Mossley Hill and Edge Hill.

It looks to me, that it is not an efficient way to run a railway and Merseyrail’s preferred four trains an hour (tph) frequency would be impossible.

This diagram from Wikipedia, shows the lines in the area.

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Note how between Mossley Hill and Edge Hill stations, there used to be Sefton Park and Wavertree stations.

  • As Greenbank Park and Wavertree stations have been named as possible stations, it would only be recreating the same philosophy as when the line was built.
  • I suspect that no station would be created at Penny Lane, as it would attract too many tourists. But Greenmbank Park would be a short walk.
  • Surely, the local trains would run on the slow lines, to avoid delaying the expresses.
  • Services on the fast lines would only stop at Edge Hill and Liverpool South Parkway.
  • Four tph would certainly be possible with Merseyrail’s new trains between Lime Street and Liverpool South Parkway.
  • Services might even be able to access Liverpool Airport running as trams, as I believe they can.

Edge Hill station has never been fully developed for passenger services.

  • There are tunnels from the station to stations at Liverpool Riverside and Crown Street.
  • Crown Street station might be reopened to serve the flagship development at Paddington Village.
  • Proposals exist for a station at Kings Dock linked to Edge Hill via the Wapping Tunnel.
  • Trains can access the Canada Dock Branch from the station.
  • The station has connections to Manchester, Preston, Warrington and Wigan.

Could Edge Hill be developed as a satellite station for Lime Street, just as Stratford is for Liverpool Street in London?

 

 

February 4, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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  1. […] Greenbank Park is a possible new station in Liverpool. See Stations Between Mossley Hill And Edge Hill In Liverpool. […]

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