Kirkby Branch Line

Kirkby Branch Line

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kirkby Branch Line is a railway line in England, running from Wigan in Greater Manchester to Kirkby in Merseyside. Now a partly single-track route with an hourly diesel service operated by Northern Rail, the line was once part of a mainline route from Manchester to Liverpool operated by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and had several branch lines of its own until the 1960s. The Liverpool and Bury Railway built the first line into Liverpool from the north. It ran from Bury in Lancashire via the towns of Bolton and Wigan, and reached the city of Liverpool in 1848. Soon afterwards, the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway's route to Preston was built and shared the L&BR line as far as Walton. Mergers meant that the Bury route was built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, which had taken over the Liverpool and Bury Railway company. The opening ceremony took place on 20 November 1848.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135927361
  • 9786135927368