Great Britain

Existing Systems

Belfast

Birkenhead

Birmingham
Blackpool
Brighton
Bristol
Glasgow
Hythe
Isle of Man
Isle of Wight
Liverpool
Leeds
London
Manchester
Manx (Isle of Man)
Newcastle On Tyne
Nottingham
Portsmouth
Seaton
Sheffield
Southend

Proposed Systems

Bath

Bournemouth
Colchester
Coventry
Edinburgh
Halton
Hull
Kent
Leicester
Lincolnshire
York

 

 

Liverpool
dead subway, dead LRT under construction

Lawd Have Mersey!

There is no true subway in Liverpool,though a 3 line LRT, "Merseytram", was approved in December, 2002. Sadly, the project was abandonded in 2005. Despite hopes for a regurgitation in 2008, the system still remains constipated.

In 1956, the city's Liverpool OverheadRailway, which included a subway at it's downtown terminus. was,sadly, abandoned. In late 2009, it was announced that a small section of the line would be revived as part of a Liverpool museum.

 There is a 5.8 mile Merseyside subway tunnelthrough which a 49 station, 51.5 mile commuter train network is run andis sometimes classified as a
subway.



RailInfo'spage on the proposed Merseyside Metro
Williamson'sTunnels
LiverpoolOverhead Railway Page - Great stuff by Andy Gaskell
Car Number 7, one of the 2 surviving cars at theSERA in the UK
Mersetram Official Home Page

 

Books

17 Stations to Dingle - A History of the LOR

cover Portrait of the Liverpool Overhead Railway - An Illustrated History by Adrian Jarvis

cover Docker's Umbrella: The History of Liverpool Overhead Railway
Paul Bolger