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Written by Mark Bearton - 02 Jan 2005
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Location notes
Moorfields is one of the quietest stations on the underground part of the Merseyrail network.
It was built in the late 1970s and replaced the Lancashire and Yorkshire terminus nearby of Liverpool Exchange whilst enabling Northern Line trains to continue under the city to Garston.
Railway type and traffic
The line has a 5 minute frequency worked by class 507/508 EMUs.
Environment
The station is located within the office district so off-peak is largely only used by passengers changing between the Northern and Wirral lines. The Wirral Line is a single-track loop at this point and has a train every 5 minutes, the Northern line is double-track, in two separate tunnels, and also has a train every 5 minutes.
Road directions
It would be better to get the train into this location from one of the outer locations.

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Moorfields map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking is not recommended in the area due to the central location and parking restrictions.
Public transport
Most City Centre bus services pass down Dale Street on the way to Paradise Street Bus Station and the Pier Head.

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Amenities
There are toilets on the Northern Line Platforms but there is the usual City Centre range of facilities outside.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Moorfields

Googly map
Streetmap links
Moorfields general view map
Moorfields close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
DO NOT use flashes on underground stations. It is highly distracting to the drivers and some underground stations use fire detection systems sensitive to lighting changes.
I have not tried using a tripod here, as with most underground stations I would imagine it would be frowned upon. It is possible however to take pictures by leaning on the advertising boards (though note they are at an angle!). A bit of a challenge.


General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - The platform


Fig 1 - The platform


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