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    Has anyone got any resent news on the reopening of this branch? I cant believe how long this is taking, Liverpool never reopen old lines! why?

    also as the line is currently use as a goods only line would it be possible to open it again to passengers? how would it work?

    if this line did reopen we would see the following stations:

    Liverpool Central (link to other lines)
    Moorfields (link to other lines)
    Vauxhall (link to other lines)
    Hodson (new underground station in old Waterloo tunnel)
    London Road (new underground station in old Waterloo tunnel)
    Brownlow Hill (new underground station in old Waterloo tunnel)
    Edge Hill (link to other lines)
    Edge Lane
    Stanley
    Breck Road
    Tuebrook
    Anfield (For football stadiums)
    Spellow
    Kirkdale (link to other lines)
    Bootle Orriel Road (link to other lines)
    Bootle New Strand (link to other lines)
    Linacare road
    Ford
    Aintree Racecourse (direct access from city line to Aintree)
    Fazakerley (new station close to old station Barlows Lane)
    Kirkby (link to other lines)

    This idea would close the current Kirkby branch but people can get Southport train and get the Kirkby train at one of the Bootle stations to cut down travel time. the current Rice Lane station is not needed as Walton station is right next to it also Fazakerly Station would be replaced by a new station very near the old site


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    also other stations could open of this branch

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    I take it you have heard about the credit crunch, financial crisis, spending review, cutbacks etc . The con/dem government has given the go-ahead for electrification between Liverpool/Manchester, which surprised me, & for other north west transport projects. This branch line was little used even in its heyday with stations closing in 1948 . A major scheme like this (with very dubious benefits) has absolutely no chance. The only hope for this line will be if a new Anfield ground goes ahead, & that's doubtful. Ask again in 5/6 years..
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    Not sure where you get all this from but the only stations planned for that line are Edge Lane, Tue Book and Anfield.

    Please don't quote things in this factual manner if you can't back them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oritelad View Post
    Has anyone got any resent news on the reopening of this branch? I cant believe how long this is taking, Liverpool never reopen old lines! why?

    also as the line is currently use as a goods only line would it be possible to open it again to passengers? how would it work?

    if this line did reopen we would see the following stations:

    Liverpool Central (link to other lines)
    Moorfields (link to other lines)
    Vauxhall (link to other lines)
    Hodson (new underground station in old Waterloo tunnel)
    London Road (new underground station in old Waterloo tunnel)
    Brownlow Hill (new underground station in old Waterloo tunnel)
    Edge Hill (link to other lines)
    Edge Lane
    Stanley
    Breck Road
    Tuebrook
    Anfield (For football stadiums)
    Spellow
    Kirkdale (link to other lines)
    Bootle Orriel Road (link to other lines)
    Bootle New Strand (link to other lines)
    Linacare road
    Ford
    Aintree Racecourse (direct access from city line to Aintree)
    Fazakerley (new station close to old station Barlows Lane)
    Kirkby (link to other lines)

    This idea would close the current Kirkby branch but people can get Southport train and get the Kirkby train at one of the Bootle stations to cut down travel time. the current Rice Lane station is not needed as Walton station is right next to it also Fazakerly Station would be replaced by a new station very near the old site

    also other stations could open of this branch

    http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps/newline.jpg

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    That link refers you to page 103 of the SSC thread but I can't see where it lists all those stations?

    I could see a reason for having football fans arriving at Cherry Lane (close to both grounds)
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    That'd be one long and winding service. It goes all over the north end.

    How do you get it from Aintree to Fazakerly as well, you'd send it towards town on the Ormskirk line then change it to the Kirkby line sending it through Rice Lane anyway.

    That route makes no sense at all.
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