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    Default Merseyrail Expansion On North West Tonight News

    if you watched the other nites news you would of saw merseyrail are in the early stages of reopeing the old waterloo tunnel and wapping tunnel for passangers again to extend the merseyrail network heres the link http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...tm?bw=bb&mp=rm


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    It's just a proposal at this stage isn't it? They went through all this before with the roadway scheme.

    To be honest, can you really see them putting trains through those tunnels again? The Wapping Tunnel would be good for a Kings Dock Arena station, but that's about it. James St and Central already serve the town centre. And why use Waterloo Tunnel? It's almost as easy to go to Lime Street and round to Moorfields for the Northern Line - could these schemes actually be profitable?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    To be honest, can you really see them putting trains through those tunnels again? The Wapping Tunnel would be good for a Kings Dock Arena station, but that's about it. James St and Central already serve the town centre. And why use Waterloo Tunnel? It's almost as easy to go to Lime Street and round to Moorfields for the Northern Line - could these schemes actually be profitable?!
    Use of the Waterloo tunnel would also entail openning new stations enroute between Broadgreen and the downtown core of Liverpool. Breck Road has been mentioned as one of those stations and the Anfield area another. THe Wapping tunnel would tie in well with the proposal for openning the the station near Parliament and Stanhope Streets.

    Last time I was in Liverpool I was shown a proposal, on the QT, made by Mersey Travel, which showed new stations in places like the University and Royal Hospital areas and the Chinatown/Cathedral areas. Your right, the central core is well served by Merseyrail, with stations at Lime Street, Moorefields, James Street, Central and Brunswick. Would be nice if it happened and a comprehensive subway syst, IMO, is better than a surface streetcar system.
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    The Waterloo Tunnel doesn't pass under Breck Road or Anfield. Were you thinking of the goods line to Alexandra Dock?

    Funny how we closed all these lines and now there's the possibility of re-opening them. A bit like getting rid of the trams...

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    The one thing I've been surprised at is why the Loop Line from Halewood to Aintree has never come up as a way of transportation. It would be magical to open up all the old stations along the way and have a metrolink or the like. It passes through most villages in Liverpool and I couldn't think of a nicer route to take even as a 'day trip' to see the sights along the way.

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    They could easily put a link in from the airport to Halewood too and as i've said before, use the Cherry Lane line or direct link it into the footy stadiums. This would help the Irish and Norwegian Liverpudlians on matchday
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