Liverpool Road railway station, Manchester
(1830-1975)

place and railway station

Closed aged c. 145

Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Liverpool Road Station. The world's first passenger railway station, terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which was opened by the Duke of Wellington on 15th September 1830.

Liverpool Road, Manchester, United Kingdom where it sited

Transport Heritage Site 'Red Wheel' #23

Liverpool Road Station Opened 15 September 1830. Treminus of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and the world's oldest surviving railway station Transport Heritage Trust

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, United Kingdom where it sited

The first Castlefield railway The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the first passenger railway station in the world, opened in 1830. The line was a great success; in 1831 over 445,000 people travelled on it. The new railway ended at Liverpool Road Station. This was a passenger station only until 1844, when Hunts Bank, now Victoria Station, came into use. Liverpool Road was then used as a goods station until it finally closed in 1975. Today it houses the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

, Manchester, United Kingdom where it sited