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    please can anyone help i know for certain as merseyrail told me that in the 70s when the loop line was getting built a connection was built into the waterloo/victoria tunnel but the plan was scraped because of lack of money has anyone seen in the loop line tunnels or from the waterloo/victoria tunnel the connection? because as everyone knows the waterloo/victoria tunnel may reopen as a new northern line for merseyrail that will lead onto the old passanger canada dock line which may see station such as spellow, edge lane, anfield, breck road ect

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    A line re-opening to Canada Dock would not require the opening of the Waterloo/Victoria tunnel. In fact, the Waterloo/Victoria tunnel is nowhere near the loop line.

    There was at one point a plan to connect the Northern Line tunnel into Central with the Wapping tunnel, and although a start was made on this it was quickly abandoned.

    I have walked both the Waterloo/Victoria and Wapping tunnels, and can confirm that there are no link tunnels to them.

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    I believe Merseytravel should concentrate on extending Merseyrail by opening the disused Waterloo and Wapping tunnels and adding stations than trying to revive the tram scheme.
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    There supposedly is a dead-end tunnel going off the loop line somewhere around James Street,but I forget whether it was just used as a storage area during the loop's construction,or intended as a link to the Waterloo tunnel for some other scheme that never happened. The tunnel only closed a few years before the loop line started construction so presumably it was in decent nick at the time.

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    The Olive Mount Loop is the current hot topic as is the electrification of the Borderlands line (Bidston-Wrexham) and the possible extension of the Northern Line upto Burscough and Wigan.
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