A report on Liverpool City Region

Population density map
Motorway network around the Liverpool City Region
Electrification since 1977
Typical Merseyrail train at Liverpool Central underground station

Combined authority region of England, centred on Liverpool, incorporating the local authority district boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.

- Liverpool City Region

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Liverpool

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City and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England.

City and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England.

Liverpool in 1680, the earliest known image of Liverpool.
A map of Liverpool's original seven streets (north to the left).
Liverpool's Lime Street area pictured from above in 1946
Inaugural journey of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830, the first-ever commercial railway line.
Lime Street, Liverpool, in the 1890s, St.George's Hall to the left, Great North Western Hotel to the right, Walker Art Gallery and Sessions House in the background. Statues of Prince Albert, Disraeli, Queen Victoria and Wellington's Column in the middle ground.
Liverpool was the port of registry of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic. The ship sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912, with the loss of 1,517 lives (including numerous Liverpudlians). A Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the Titanic is located on the city's waterfront.
Mathew Street is one of many tourist attractions related to the Beatles, and the location of Europe's largest annual free music festival.
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the first such school in the world
Oriel Chambers, the first "modern" building in the world
The late Georgian Liverpool Town Hall
Satellite imagery showing Liverpool Bay, Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area
Chinatown Gate, Chinatown, Liverpool
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
The Al-Rahma Mosque in the Toxteth area of Liverpool
Apartment buildings within Liverpool's new commercial district
Liverpool One has helped move the city into the top five retail destinations in the UK
The Range Rover Evoque is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover's plant at Halewood.
Liverpool's Three Graces, the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building at the Pier Head
The Albert Dock contains the UK's largest collection of Grade I listed buildings as well as being the most visited multi-use attraction outside London
Bluecoat Chambers, the oldest building in Liverpool city centre
Victoria Street like many streets in the city centre is lined with dozens of listed buildings
The neo-classical St George's Hall
Municipal Buildings
Speke Hall Tudor manor house is one of Liverpool's oldest buildings
West Tower has been the city's tallest building since completion in 2008
Liverpool Cathedral is regarded as one of the greatest buildings of the twentieth century and is one of the largest church buildings in the world
The Wallasey entrance to the Kingsway Tunnel. Liverpool's skyline is visible in the background
Liverpool Lime Street Station
Liverpool John Lennon Airport terminal building
The Merseyrail network has extensive underground sections within the city centre. Liverpool Central is the UK's busiest underground station outside London
MV Royal Iris of the Mersey is one of three ferries that provide cross river services between Liverpool and the Wirral
The Beatles statue in their home city Liverpool. The group are the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in popular music.
Philharmonic Hall, home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
William Brown Street, also known as the Cultural Quarter was a World Heritage Site consisting of the World Museum, Central Library, Picton Reading Room and Walker Art Gallery
Nelson Monument at Exchange Flags. The other British hero of the Napoleonic Wars is commemorated in Wellington's Column
The Empire Theatre has the largest two-tier auditorium in the UK
University of Liverpool's Victoria Building
Liverpool John Moores University's James Parsons Building
Liverpool Community College's Arts Centre
The Merseyside derby is the football match between the two biggest clubs in the city, Liverpool in red and Everton in blue.
Anfield, home of Liverpool F.C.
Goodison Park, home of Everton F.C.
The Earl of Derby Stand at Aintree Racecourse; home of the Grand National
The Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake
The M&S Bank Arena hosts numerous sporting events and was formerly the home of British Basketball League team, the Mersey Tigers
Radio City Tower, home to Radio City and a number of subsidiary stations

The metropolitan borough is located within both the county of Merseyside and the Liverpool City Region.

Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley

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Metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England.

Metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England.

It forms part of the wider Liverpool City Region.

Borough of Halton

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Unitary authority district with borough status in Cheshire, North West England.

Unitary authority district with borough status in Cheshire, North West England.

Halton from the air showing the two road bridges
Halton Castle overlooking the Mersey Gateway Bridge
St Mary's Church, Widnes
Runcorn Town Hall
Chemical works at Weston Point

On 1 April 2014, Halton became one of the six constituent local government districts of the Liverpool City Region under the Combined Authority.

Merseytravel

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Merseytravel's Headquarters at No.1 Mann Island
Merseyrail 508126 at Ellesmere Port station in June 2012
Merseytravel bus and rail sign on St James Street
Royal Iris of the Mersey in November 2009
Entrance to The Beatles Story on Royal Albert Dock

Merseytravel is the passenger transport executive, responsible for the coordination of public transport in the Liverpool City Region in North West England.

Metropolitan Borough of Sefton

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Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England.

Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England.

Bootle Town Hall

The Metropolitan Borough of Sefton is one of the six constituent local government districts of the Liverpool City Region.

Arms of the Baron of Halton

Runcorn

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Industrial town and cargo port in the Borough of Halton in Cheshire, England.

Industrial town and cargo port in the Borough of Halton in Cheshire, England.

Arms of the Baron of Halton
Halton Castle in the 18th century
St Paul's Methodist Chapel, since demolished
The ill-fated Southgate Estate in Runcorn New Town
Runcorn Town Hall, formerly Halton Grange
Aerial view of the Runcorn Gap
Runcorn Hill, showing cutting through sandstone
All Saints' Parish Church
Chemical works at Weston Point, Runcorn
Tanker at Runcorn Docks
Runcorn railway bridge is on the left and Silver Jubilee (road) bridge on the right
Halton Castle overlooking the Mersey Gateway Bridge
The former Waterloo Hotel, setting of The Archer in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, now a Buddhist temple
Runcorn Hill
Halton Miniature Railway
Sir Hall Caine.
Born 1853
Nicola Roberts, 2009
Thomas Hazlehurst, chapel builder
Harry Speakman, 1888
Shauna Coxsey, 2012
Hamilton Castner, 1890s
Painting entitled Runcorn Gap by Henry Mark Anthony depicting the Bridgewater Docks and Runcorn Railway Bridge under construction
The Brindley Theatre in 2006
Halton Lea Library

The town is in the southeast of the Liverpool City Region, with Liverpool 11 mi to the northwest across the River Mersey.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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Constituent boroughs of the Liverpool City Region
Location of the authority within England

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) is the combined authority of the Liverpool City Region.

Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

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Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, in North West England.

Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, in North West England.

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council composition, 2018

The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral is one of the six constituent local government districts of the Liverpool City Region.

Merseyrail

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A typical suburban Merseyrail totem at Old Roan station, marking an interchange with rail and bus services.
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Thatto Heath station on the now electrified Liverpool to Wigan City Line. The station is branded Merseyrail with trains operated by Northern.
Past: A British Rail Class 503 train on the Liverpool Loop and Link underground system. This train was one of the original batch built by the LMS in 1938 being replaced by the 507/508 fleet introduced in the 1980s.
Stadler METRO (Class 777) Merseyrail train, to be introduced from 2022, custom-made for the Merseyrail network.
Modern departmental MPV at James Street - Unlike the London Underground and Tyne and Wear Metro, Merseyrail's track maintenance is the responsibility of Network Rail.
The Illustrated London News featuring the opening of the Mersey Railway Tunnel
The loop line (Wirral Line) and link line (Northern Line) built under Liverpool in 1977
The original Mersey Railway tunnel from James Street to Central station, in red, still exists. The Link line, is shown in blue with the Loop line in green.
Electrification since 1977
The former Holly Park Football ground, where Liverpool South Parkway Station now stands
A 1909 map showing some of the extensive rail lines around Liverpool
Wigan Wallgate station
Preston station
Warrington Central.
Helsby interchange station. The line to the right is to Ellesmere Port, the line to the left is to Chester.
Runcorn East station.
Liverpool2 Container terminal extension, which is served by the Bootle Branch line.
The original now demolished Skelmersdale station. The track was lifted in 1963.
West Derby station on the North Liverpool Extension Line which was to be a part of Merseyrail's Outer Loop.
Victoria/Waterloo Tunnel portal at Edge Hill Station. The tunnel is an option for the Edge Hill Spur scheme.

Merseyrail, part of Merseytravel, is a hybrid commuter rail and rapid transit urban rail network serving the Liverpool City Region and adjacent areas of Cheshire and Lancashire.

Metropolitan Borough of St Helens

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Local government district with borough status in Merseyside, North West England.

Local government district with borough status in Merseyside, North West England.

'Billinge Lump' is the highest point in St Helens and Merseyside

The Metropolitan Borough of St Helens is one of the six constituent local government districts of the Liverpool City Region.