Liverpool Overhead Railway

Liverpool Overhead Railway

Liverpool Overhead Railway - Dingle Station.jpg

The Liverpool Overhead railway is probably one of the city’s greatest infrastructure losses and a short sighted blunder on the part of the local authorities who in the early 1950’s chose to remove this world first system.

Today, Liverpool is thankfully in a much better position as a major British metropolitan city and again the city’s waterfront is arguably the lead focus of tourism as well as planned and onsite major development.

Today there is little to string together the landmark spaces and planned districts that are vital to the city’s ongoing growth.

What CGI Fantasist envisages is the creation of a phased new route, similar in many ways to the successful London Docklands Light Railway. Starting firstly with a line from the original Dingle Station in Toxteth and running through central Liverpool to the former Tate and Lyle Silo to the north of the dock estate Phase 1 would connect the following key areas;

Park Road - Brunswick - Sefton St - Baltic Triangle - Kings Dock & Albert Dock - Liverpool One - Pier Head - Princes Dock/Cruise Terminal - Liverpool Waters/Ten Streets - Everton Stadium - The Silo.

Later phases to improve and expand both the reach and business case could see extensions to Bootle and Aintree, as well as tunnelled extensions to both Sefton Park and also crucially a link to Liverpool John Lennon airport and the Speke/Garston area which despite heavy investment over the last 15 years still has no light or heavy rail link.

St Johns Market Hall

St Johns Market Hall

Stanley Dock Station

Stanley Dock Station