THE GS TRAM SITE

LIVERPOOL - BIRKENHEAD

UNITED KINGDOM

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1947 (Liverpool)

30 Aug. 1925 (Birkenhead)

VIDEOS

Liverpool old trams video Birkenhead old trams video Merseyrail video
Above: YouTubeCA video - Liverpool Trams - Green Goddesses Remembered - Length: 1:23:57 hrs. Above: YouTubeCA video - Birkenhead Tram Ride October 2018 - Length: 7:25 mins. Above: YouTubeCA video - Mersey Railway, 1940's - Film 17092 - Length: 1:49 mins.
Liverpool Overhead Railway video
Above: YouTubeCA video - Liverpool Overhead Railway, 1950's - Film 17093 - Length: 4:42 mins.

PHOTOS

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<Liverpool Overhead Railway

MAPS

THE LIVERPOOL-BIRKENHEAD AREA

Note: The Liverpool and Birkenhead tram systems in the map below do not represent the networks at the same period of time. However, the Liverpool system in 1947 was very similar to what it had been in 1925.

Liverpool Birkenhead Region 1947 tram map

LIVERPOOL CENTRAL AREA

Liverpool Central area 1947 tram map

LIVERPOOL CORE

Liverpool core 1947 tram map



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

LIVERPOOL TRAM ROUTES

(As in 1947)

Operator: Liverpool Corporation Tramways

Note: Rush-hour routes are not shown.

  1 Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Renshaw St. - Gr. George St. - Baltic Triangle - Dingle - Aigburth Vale - Garston
  3 Walton - Westminster Rd. - Scotland Rd. - St. Anne St. - Norton St. - London Rd. - Lime Street Station - Renshaw St. - Gr. George St. - Baltic Triangle - Dingle
  4 Pier Head (South Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - London Rd. - Picton Rd. - High St. - Church Rd. - Penny Lane - Smithdown Rd. - Georgian Quarter - Renshaw St. - Central Station - Church St. - Lord St. - Pier Head (South Loop) [Circular route, clockwise]
  4A Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Brownlow Hill - Picton Rd. - High St. - Childwall
  4W Castle St. - Dale St. - London Rd. - Picton Rd. - High St. - Church Rd. - Penny Lane - Woolton
  5 Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Renshaw St. - Georgian Quarter - Smithdown Rd. - Penny Lane - Church Rd. - High St. - Picton Rd. - London Rd. - Dale St. - Water St. - Pier Head (South Loop) [Circular route, counter-clockwise]
  5A Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Renshaw St. - Georgian Quarter - Smithdown Rd. - Penny Lane
  5W Castle St. - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Renshaw St. - Georgian Quarter - Smithdown Rd. - Penny Lane - Woolton
  6A Pier Head (Centre Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Edge Lane - Edge Lane Dr. - Broad Green - Bowring Park
  8 Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Mount Pleasant - Grove St. - Smithdown Rd. - Penny Lane - Mather Av. - Garston
  9 Pier Head (Centre Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - London Rd. - Kensington - Prescot Rd. - Old Swan
10 Derby Sq. - Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Kensington - Prescot Rd. - Old Swan - E. Prescot Rd. - Knotty Ash - Page Moss - Liverpool Rd. - Prescot
10B Pier Head (Centre Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - London Rd. - Kensington - Prescot Rd. - Old Swan - E. Prescot Rd. - Knotty Ash - Page Moss
10C Pier Head (Centre Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - London Rd. - Kensington - Prescot Rd. - Old Swan - E. Prescot Rd. - Knotty Ash - Page Moss - Liverpool Rd. - Longview
11 N. John St. - [Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Norton St.] / [back: Islington - Dale St.] - Islington - W. Derby Rd. - Green Lane - Prescot Rd.
12 Derby Sq. - Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Prescot Rd. - W. Derby Rd. - Mill Bank - West Derby
13 Pier Head (North Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - Islington - Shaw St. - Breck Rd. - Townsend Lane - Townsend Av. - E. Lancashire Rd. - West Derby Cemetery
14 Pier Head (North Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Norton St. - Islington - Shaw St. - Breck Rd. - Townsend Lane - Utting Av. E. - Lower Lane
15 Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Renshaw St. - Georgian Quarter - Princes Rd. - Croxteth Rd.
16 Pier Head (North Loop) - Chapel St. - Vauxhall Rd. - Stanley Rd. - Linacre Rd. - Litherland
16A Pier Head (North Loop) - Chapel St. - Vauxhall Rd. - Melrose Rd. - Kirkdale Stn.
17 Pier Head (North Loop) - Chapel St. - Pall Mall - Gt. Howard St. - Derby Rd. - Seaforth
18 Breck Rd. - Breckfield Rd. N. - Sandhills - Derby Rd. - Seaforth
19 Pier Head (North Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Norton St. - Islington - Shaw St. - Breckfield Rd. N. - Walton Lane - Walton Hall Av. - E. Lancashire Rd. - Kirkby
19A Pier Head (North Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Norton St. - Islington - Shaw St. - Breckfield Rd. N. - Walton Lane - Walton Hall Av. - E. Lancashire Rd. - West Derby Cemetery
20 Aintree - Orrell Park - County Rd. - Walton - Walton Rd. - Scotland Rd. - Whitechapel - Paradise St. - Park Lane - Baltic Triangle - Dingle - Aigburth Vale
21 Aintree - Orrell Park - County Rd. - Walton - Walton Rd. - Scotland Rd. - Whitechapel - Paradise St. - Park Lane - Baltic Triangle - Mill St. - Dingle - Aigburth Vale
22 Pier Head (North Loop) - Chapel St. - Gt. Crosshall St. - Scotland Rd. - Walton Rd. - Walton - County Rd. - Orrell Park - Longmoor Lane - Fazakerley
23 Lime Street Station - St. John’s Lane - Scotland Rd. - Stanley Rd. - Balliol Rd. - Derby Rd. - Seaforth
24 Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Norton St. - St. Anne St. - Scotland Rd. - Stanley Rd. - Knowsley Rd. - Seaforth
25 Walton - Walton Rd. - [Netherfield Rd. - Shaw St.] [back: St. Domingo Rd.] - Crown St. - Grove St. - Princes Rd. - Dingle - Aigburth Vale
26 Derby Sq. - Castle St. - Dale St. - Scotland Rd. - Walton Breck Rd. - Shell Rd. - Kensington - Tunnel Rd. - Lodge Lane - Princes Rd. - Warwick Rd. - Park Lane - Derby St. ["Outer circular route", clockwise]
27 Derby Sq. - Park Lane - Warwick Rd. - Princes Rd. - Lodge Lane - Tunnel Rd. - Kensington - Shell Rd. - Walton Breck Rd. - Scotland Rd. - Dale St. - Castle Rd. - Derby Sq. ["Outer circular route", counterclockwise]
28 Lime Street Station - London Rd. - Norton St. - St. Anne St. - Scotland Rd. - Stanley Rd. - Linacre Rd. - Litherland
29 Pier Head (Centre Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - Islington - W. Derby Rd. - Muirhead Av. - Dwerryhouse Lane - Lower Lane - West Derby Cemetery
29A Pier Head (Centre Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - Islington - W. Derby Rd. - Muirhead Av. - Dwerryhouse Lane
30 Pier Head (North Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - London Rd. - Shaw St. - Netherfield Rd. - Walton Rd. - Walton
31 Pier Head (North Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Elliot St. - Lime Street Station - London Rd. - St. Domingo Rd. - Walton Rd. - Walton
33 Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Renshaw St. - Georgian Quarter - Princes Rd. - Dingle - Aigburth Vale - Garston
40 Derby Sq. - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Brownlow Hill - Edge Lane - Edge Lane Dr. - Knotty Ash
43 Pier Head (North Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - Scotland Rd. - Walton Breck Rd. - Utting Av. - Townsend Av.
44 Pier Head (North Loop) - Water St. - Dale St. - Scotland Rd. - Walton Lane - Walton Hall Av. - E. Lancashire Rd. - West Derby Cemetery
45 Pier Head (South Loop) - Lord St. - Church St. - Central Station - Renshaw St. - Gr. George St. - Baltic Triangle - Mill St. - Dingle - Aigburth Vale - Garston
46 Walton - Walton Rd. - [St. Domingo Rd.] [back: Shaw St. - Netherfield Rd.] - Crown St. - Grove St. - Smithdown Rd. - Penny Lane
49 Dwerryhouse Lane - Muirhead Av. - Green Lane - Prescot Rd. - St. Oswalds St. - Mill Lane - Church Rd. - Penny Lane

BIRKENHEAD TRAM ROUTES

(As on 30 Aug. 1925, last day of operation of route CR)

Operator: Birkenhead Corporation Tramways

  B Woodside Ferry - Oxton [Circular route, clockwise]
  C Woodside Ferry - Oxton [Circular route, counter-clockwise]
CR Woodside Ferry - Claughton
  D Woodside Ferry - Line of Docks
  L Woodside Ferry - Laird St.
NF Woodside Ferry - New Ferry
  P Woodside Ferry - Prenton
  T Woodside Ferry - Tranmere
  U Woodside Ferry - Upton Rd.

The route designation NF is for convenience only. It was not used by the operator.

SUBURBAN TRAIN ROUTES

(As in 1947)

Operator: London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS)

   Liverpool Central Station - Birkenhead Park
   Liverpool Central Station - Rock Ferry

LIVERPOOL OVERHEAD RAILWAY (URBAN RAIL ROUTE)

(As in 1947)

Operator: Liverpool Overhead Railway Company

   Seaforth & Litherland - Pier Head - Dingle

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

Tramways

GAUGE

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Wirral Transport Museum, in Birkenhead, has a collection of vintage trams from various systems in the Liverpool-Birkenhead area. It also has a 1.1 km. long heritage tram line, on which the museum trams can be operated.


SOURCES

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WIKIS

WEB SITES



Thanks to Urs Mattmann (from London, England) for information he kindly sent me concerning the Liverpool Overhead Railway.


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