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Earlestown

CRS Code ERL
Collected date 04/07/13

Earlestown sign

Earlestown is a triangular junction station which links the East-West line between Liverpool and Manchester and the route south to Warrington Bank Quay. The front of the station, on Railway Street, is unassuming:

Earlestown entrance

Much of the station building is hidden behind the adjacent funeral directors':

Earlestown front

The rear of the station building, which backs onto platform 1:

Earlestown rear

Looking west along the line from the end of platform 1:

Earlestown looking west

At the western end of platform 1 looking east, with platform 3 in the distance on the right:

Earlestown platform 1 looking east

On platform 1, looking east at the footbridge which joins it to platform 2:

Earlestown platform 1 and 2
footbridge

The railings here are decorated with a locomotive and carriages:

Earlestown platform 1
railings

At the eastern end of platform 1 looking west:

Earlestown platform 1 and 2 looking
west

And looking east along the line from the same point:

Earlestown looking east

On the footbridge between platforms 1 and 2 looking west:

Earlestown looking west from
platforms 1 and 2 footbridge

The building on platform 2, with wooden canopy and locomotive weather vane:

Earlestown platform 2 building

The chimney on the eastern end of the building:

Earlestown platform 2 building
top

The weather vane:

Earlestown weather vane

The (locked) door under the canopy on platform 2:

Earlestown platform 2 door

Platform 3 backs onto platform 2, and curves south, as can be seen in this photo from the end of platform 1:

Earlestown platform 3 seen from
platform 1

On platform 3, looking westwards at the platform 2 building rear:

Earlestown platform 3 looking west

Further along the curved platform 3, looking north:

Earlestown platform 3 looking north

Looking south from the end of platform 3:

Earlestown platform 3 looking south

The south-to-east curve at the station is occupied by platforms 4 and 5 and is accessed from a long footpath from platform 2. The entrance to platform 4:

Earlestown platform 4 entrance

On platform 4, looking northeast at the footbridge:

Earlestown platforms 4 and 5

At the eastern end of platform 4, looking west back towards the footbridge:

Earlestown platforms 4 and 5 looking
west

Looking east from the end of platform 4 towards the junction with the east-west line:

Earlestown platform 4 looking east

At the other end of platform 4, looking north:

Earlestown platform 4 looking north

Looking south from the end of platform 4:

Earlestown platform 4 looking south

Platform 5, seen from platform 4:

Earlestown platform 5

The entrance to platform 5 from the eastern side of the station:

Earlestown platform 5 entrance

A sculpture at Earlestown:

Earlestown sculpture