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Leigh, Kenyon Junction No.1 to Liverpool Lime Street

Section of Line Opened Closed Notes
Parkside No.1 to Edge Hill [Liverpool (Crown St.)] 17.09.1830 (Fri) (P)* * Official opening two days earlier.
Parkside No.1 to Edge Hill [Liverpool (Crown St.)] 01.12.1830 (G)
Edge Hill to Liverpool (Lime St.) 15.08.1836
Junctions and other features Running Lines Stations, Signal Boxes and Junctions Distance from Signal Box above Loops and Refuge Sidings Notes
Up Down
Maximum permissible speed 75 m.p.h. on Main, Fast and Slow lines.
Maximum permissibly speed 45 m.p.h. on Goods lines.
1 Kenyon Junction No.1 (Central Lines)
2 Parkside No.1 1m 1705yds
3 Parkside No.2 0m 874yds
4 Newton-le-Willows Station 0m 712yds
5 Earlestown No.2 0m 1593yds
? Earlestown No.3
6 ↓↓ Earlestown No.4 0m 511yds
7 Earlestown No.5 0m 488yds
8 Collins Green Station 0m 1554yds URS 55
9 Bold Colliery Siding 1m 195yds
10 St. Helens Junction No.1 0m 1044yds
11 Lea Green Station 1m 1195yds
12 Rainhill Station 1m 83yds
13 Top of Whiston 0m 1070yds
14 Huyton Quarry Station 1m 1599yds URS 43
URS 43
15 Huyton Station 0m 1558yds
Roby Station
16 ↑↑ ↓↓ Broad Green Station 2m 106yds
17 ↑↑ ↓↓ Olive Mount Junction (Signals slow or north lines only) 0m 1692yds
18 ↑↑ ↓↓ Edge Hill No.5 (Signals slow or north lines only) 0m 944yds
19 ↑↑ ↓↓ Edge Hill No.3 0m 479yds
20 ↑↑ ↓↓ Edge Hill No.2 0m 473yds
21 ↑↑ Liverpool Lime Street 1m 667yds


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