Liverpool Lime Street is divided into two sections: the mainline station, which offers national inter-city and regional overground services including local City Line routes, and services on the Wirral Line on the Merseyrail network, located underground between the mainline station and St George's Hall.The mainline station is still covered by the vast iron and glass roofs dating from the 1870s.* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Liverpool Lime Street from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Liverpool Lime Street is a terminus railway station, and the main station serving the city centre of Liverpool.
The Merseyrail network gave ease of access for the whole Merseyside region to the one remaining large terminus.
The station concourse was again altered in 1983-4, with the total cost of refurbishment estimated at £7.4 million.
On 11 August 1968, the Fifteen Guinea Special, a return service to Carlisle, was hauled by the Black Five locomotive 45110 from Liverpool to Manchester Victoria and back.
The train arrived back at Lime Street at pm, marking the end of British Railways' final steam-hauled mainline passenger journey.
However, Richard Turner and William Fairburn submitted a design Meanwhile, in 1845, the L&MR had been absorbed by its principal business partner, the Grand Junction Railway (GJR); the following year the GJR became part of the London and North Western Railway.