As the iconic area of city enters the next phase of renovation, we take a look back at its history.
The delayed renovation works of the area around Liverpool Lime Street station are set for review next week.
Amended plans - prompted by public criticism of the original design - will be put before Liverpool City Council on Tuesday for a decision.
If the news plans are passed, a new contractor will be sought to continue the multi-million pound project.
As Lime Street enters it’s next phase of renovation, we take a look back at the iconic area of Liverpool with a series of photos that span more than 200 years.
1. Lime Street tunnel, 1820
The tunnel between Lime Street and Edge Hill, designed by William MacKenzie, was one of the first railway tunnels ever built.
2. ‘New Station’, 1836
The entrance to the tunnel and booking offices what was then ‘New Station’ in 1836. When opened on 15th September 1830, it was the world’s first inter-city railway. From Liverpool to Manchester.
Photo: Historica Graphica Collection/Getty Images
3. Lime Street, 1889
A view of St George’s Hall (left) and the London and North Western Railway Hotel (right) on Lime Street, with Wellington’s Column in the background.
Photo: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
4. Liverpool Lime Street 1895
A horse drawn tram parked outside the main entrance of Lime Street Station in 1895. (Getty Images)