Broad Green (BGE)

Broad Green is a stop on the Liverpool-Manchester Line in the East of Liverpool between Watertree Technology Park and Roby. It is the oldest railway station in the world still in use.

Type: National Rail
Manchester Line)
Station code: BGE
Opened: 1830
Platforms: 2
Broad Green was opened in September 1830, one of the earliest railway stations to be opened, on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway's line - considered the first true inter-city railway. Broad Green was the third station to be opened on the line behind Crown Street and the original Edge Hill in Liverpool. Those stations were closed in 1836 leaving Broad Green the oldest station still open, though it has changed a great deal over the years.

Broad Green later became a London & North Western Railway station who rebuilt the station when the line through Broad Green was quadrupled as far as Huyton. The station was demolished and completely rebuilt in 1972 (and reduced to two lines again) due to the construction of the M62 motorway. The station was reduced to two platforms and all buildings were replaced by a 1970s style booking office and shelter which remain on the station to this day.

Broad Green is now served by Northern who have been running electric services out of Liverpool Lime Street to the station and onward to destinations like Wigan North Western and Preston since 2015.
Northern 319 372 arrives with a Liverpool bound service

Platform shelters, a mix of new and slightly old

Northern 323 227 departs

Main station building

A look down towards Liverpool Lime Street

A Northern 323 at the station