Hoylake Station, Merseyside, 1938.
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Artist's impression of Hoylake Station showing how it would look after the line had been electrified. The railway lines in Merseyside were among the first in Britain to be electrified. By 1903 the Mersey tunnel was electrified, and other lines out of Liverpool followed soon after. These lines dealt with a large volume of traffic, especially freight traffic serving the docks of Liverpool and Birkenhead.