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Liverpool South Parkway, for Liverpool John Lennon airport, Merseyrail, Garston, Merseyside, North West England, UK - LPY

Liverpool South Parkway, for Liverpool John Lennon airport, Merseyrail, Garston, Merseyside, North West England, UK - LPY Stock Photo

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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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5304 x 3528 px | 44.9 x 29.9 cm | 17.7 x 11.8 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

18 January 2019


Garston, Liverpool, England, UK, L19 5PQ

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Liverpool South Parkway station is a railway station and bus interchange in the Garston district of Liverpool, England. It serves, via a bus link, Liverpool John Lennon Airport in the neighbouring suburb of Speke, as well as providing an interchange between main line services and the Merseyrail rapid transit/commuter rail network. The station is located towards the southern end of Merseyrail's Northern Line and on the junction of two main lines: the City Line from Liverpool to Manchester via Warrington and the Liverpool branch of the West Coast Main Line to London via Crewe. Allerton Traction Maintenance Depot is situated to the immediate east of the station. As the orbital route had been closed, the impetus to eventually complete the station was to improve public transport access to the expanding Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and also to provide new journey opportunities for rail passengers in south Liverpool by giving easy interchange between Northern Line, City Line and West Coast Main Line services. Construction began in 2004. Allerton station closed in July 2005 and the new station was built on its site. The concourse, bus station and car park were built on land that was once the home of South Liverpool F.C. An information board situated on the footpath towards the main road explains the history of the site. The station opened on 11 June 2006, the day after Garston station closed. At the time of opening, the Merseyrail City Line service (which had been hourly at the former Allerton station) was increased to half-hourly. The station also became an additional stop on the Liverpool-Birmingham service (then operated by Central Trains). From 11 December 2006, the Monday-Saturday evening service on the Northern Line was increased to run every 15 minutes, instead of half-hourly as previously. Initially, many long-distance services omitted Liverpool South Parkway from their timetables.

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