The Anonymous Widower

Liverpool’s Underground Trains

The Class 507 and Class 508 trains on Merseyrail‘s two main lines; the Northern and Wirral are some of the oldest on the UK rail network, as they date from the late 1970s.

But they don’t show their age, unlike the closely-related Class 313 trains running the services out of Moorgate, on the Northern City Line.

These trains will certainly last until they are replaced by the new Stadler trains in a couple of years.

But knowing Liverpool’s love of the past, I wouldn’t be surprised if a way is found for some to live on.

Many Liverpudlians still think that closure of the Liverpool Overhead Railway in 1956, was one of the worst decisions about the City’s transport.

I do wonder, if the Dockers’ Umbrella had made it to the 1960s and the first revival of the Liverpool’s fortunes, it would still be here today, like Hong Kong’s tramsLisbon’s historic trams, San Francisco’s cable-cars and Wuppertal’s Schwebebahn.

 

March 24, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

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