Brief details are given of the new Merseyrail link and loop underground railway system. British Rail's proposals envisaged the extension of the Mersey/Wirral lines in a loop under Liverpool city centre and the southerly extension of the existing Southport/Ormskirk lines under the city to link exchange and central stations. The effect of these two relatively simple underground lines would be to knit a number of unrelated radial routes together to form a basic integrated rapid-transit system with much improved interchange facilities. The loop and link lines are being brought into full use in stages during 1977. To achieve the north-south link the lines from Southport/Ormskirk have been diverted north of the exchange terminal into a new double track tunnel, through a station at Moorfields, providing an interchange with the loop, to continue into central low level station. Future plans for further extensions to the system are described. /TRRL/

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1977-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 213-214
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 245
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM