SJ3696 : Former railway line under the A59

taken 4 years ago, near to Aintree, Sefton, Great Britain

Former railway line under the A59
Former railway line under the A59
This bridge - or should it be classed as a short tunnel, at about 115m long? - carries the junction of the A59 and A506 roads just south of Aintree, along with buildings either side of the road, over the former railway that is now a Sustrans path. The tunnel is unlit, and I was uncomfortable walking through it even on a bright day.
Liverpool Extension Line (NCN62)

Opened in 1879/80 by the Cheshire Lines Committee, this important freight artery ran from Hunts Cross on the Liverpool to Manchester line northwards to Aintree, where it met lines from various directions. Although principally a freight line, there was some local passenger traffic and it also served as a useful route for charter trains to Aintree race course.

The line closed in 1975, and since the 1980s it has formed part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network route 62 (Fleetwood to Selby).

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Saturday, 4 November, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 November, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3647 9674 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.8132N 2:57.5029W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3648 9672
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