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  Emirates > About Emirates > Hoвocти > Emirates News 2000
Birmingham International Airport, to the south-east of the city, is located close to the Jaguar, Land Rover and Rover plants and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Europe's busiest exhibition centre.
Birmingham is also close to popular tourist destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, and the Cotswolds area renowned for its beautiful countryside and picture-book English villages.
A main line railway station lies adjacent to the airport, which is located close to motorway connections for the M6 to the North, M5 to the West and M40 to London.
www.emirates.com /ru/AboutEmirates/EmiratesNews/EmiratesNews2000/news_3531.asp   (414 words)

  
  London and Birmingham Railway
The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed between 1833 and 1846 when it becam a constituent part of the London and North Western Railway.
The railway line that the company built and owned between London and Birmingham, which opened in 1838, was one of the first intercity railway lines in the world and the first railway line to be built into London.
The Birmingham end of the line terminated at Curzon Street Station, which it effectively shared with the Grand Junction Railway (GJR), whose platfoms were adjacent, providing a link to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR), and thus through travel from London to those cities.
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 London and Birmingham Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The London and Birmingham Railway (LandBR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom from 1833 until 1846, at which date it became a constituent part of the London and North Western Railway.
The railway line that the company built and owned between London and Birmingham was, when it opened in 1838, one of the first intercity railway lines in the world and the first railway line to be built into London.
In Birmingham the line terminated at Curzon Street Station, which it shared with the Grand Junction Railway (GJR), whose platforms were adjacent, thus providing a link to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (LandMR), and allowing onward travel by rail from London to those cities.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_and_Birmingham_Railway   (623 words)

  
 Grand Junction Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The line built by the company was one of the first railway lines to be built in England, and arguably the world's first long-distance railway.
Shortly after opening, with a temporary Birmingham terminus at Vauxhall, services were routed to and from Curzon Street Station, which it effectively shared with the London and Birmingham Railway (LBR), whose platforms were adjacent, providing a link between Liverpool, Manchester and London.
In 1845 the GJR merged with the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and consolidated its position by buying the North Union Railway in association with the Manchester and Leeds Railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_Junction_Railway   (315 words)

  
 GENUKI: Manchester, Lancashire genealogy
Railways go from it, in all directions, to all parts of the kingdom; canals give it water communication with the eastern and the western seas, and with most parts of England; and conveyances, of all suitable kinds, connect it with places not touched by railway or canal.
Manchester used to be in the county of Lancashire until 1974 when it became part of the new county of Greater Manchester which is divided into 10 metropolitan boroughs.
For probate purposes prior to 1858, Manchester was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/LAN/Manchester   (1185 words)

  
 Manchester Piccadilly station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Manchester Piccadilly station is the principal railway station of Manchester in England.
It is one of two major railway stations in Manchester, the other being Manchester Victoria.
In 2001-2002, as part of preparations for the 2002 Commonwealth Games the remainder of the station was rebuilt, greatly increasing the size of the station concourse and improving access for road traffic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Manchester_Piccadilly_station   (449 words)

  
 Railroads England - Opening Of The Liverpool And Manchester Railway
These railways met with much opposition from landowners and farmers, who objected to having "fire horses" run through their quiet fields to the detriment of their cattle and to the spoliation of the beauty of country homes.
The railway from London to Birmingham, as it was originally planned, was to have had its London terminus at Maiden Lane, King's Cross, to pass through Cashiobury and Grove Parks, the country seats of Lord Essex and Lord Clarendon, and along the Hemel Hempstead and Little Goddesden valleys in Hertfordshire.
The railways were democratic, and there-fore many of the aristocrats preferred to travel in their private coach or family chariot rather than in a train with shopkeepers and farmers.
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 Encyclopedia: Manchester Piccadilly railway station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The tracks approaching the station Birmingham New Street is a major railway station located in the centre of the city of Birmingham, England.
Manchester Victoria Manchester Victoria railway station is the second of Manchesters mainline railway stations, now being much less important than Manchester Piccadilly station.
Waterloo Blackfriars station Blackfriars station is a London Underground and mainline station in the City of London, England, on the north bank of the River Thames, and near the Blackfriars Bridge.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Manchester-Piccadilly-railway-station   (1834 words)

  
 Network Rail - Manchester Piccadilly
Manchester Piccadilly was originally called London Road station and was opened by the Manchester and Birmingham Railway (later the London and North Western Railway) on 8 May 1842.
The Sheffield, Ashton and Manchester Railway (later the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway) was given a perpetual lease for joint use of the station.
It was remodelled and renamed Manchester Piccadilly on 12 September 1960, with works completed in 1965.
www.networkrail.co.uk /aspx/921.aspx   (815 words)

  
 Hotels in Birmingham, with specials and discount offers - AHM
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands.
Birmingham is also notable for its canal system; formerly the lifeblood of the city's industries, their use is now mainly for pleasure.
Birmingham's canals are comparatively shallow artificial channels, while those in Venice are primarily reinforced natural channels between islands of the lagoon on which the city stands.
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 The Railway Companies that operated the Longsight Railway Depot
The whole length of the line from Manchester to Birmingham took 6 years to complete and it opened in July of 1842.
The London and North Western Railway's last acquisitions were the Lancashire and Yorkshire and North London Railways, taken over on the eve of the general amalgamation.
British Railways, or as it later became known British Rail, consisted of all the railways in Britain.
manchesterhistory.net /railway/RailLMS.html   (1032 words)

  
 Grand Junction Railway
Newton Junction at the centre of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway to
Railway to use as a basis for a route to Ireland via Holyhead.
the London and Birmingham Railway and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk /articles/railways/GJR.htm   (898 words)

  
 Birmingham - Cities in the UK - About the UK - British Council - China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Birmingham has a long history of invention and integration: it is still a crucible, still a manufacturing city, but one that has recreated itself as an attractive place to live and to visit: and there is a wide range of central hotels.
Birmingham, astonishingly, has more canals than Venice, and is now capitalising on them, with canal trips, guided walks and trail leaflets.
Birmingham also has pride in its old buildings, providing new settings to show them off to advantage.
www.britishcouncil.org /china-aboutuk-cities-birmingham.htm   (920 words)

  
 Compare Birmingham Airport Parking - Birmingham Car Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Birmingham Airport is ideally located in the centre of England and its motorway network and is approx.
Birmingham International Airport is also connected to Birmingham International Train Station and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).There is a Skyrail that links the railway station to the airport.
Birmingham International Train Station is situated on the West Coast Main Line, and trains are operated on this line by Virgin, Central, and Silverlink trains.
www.birmingham-airport-parking-deals.co.uk   (682 words)

  
 Manchester Railway Stations
Nowadays, largely serving destinations north and east of Manchester, it is the main terminus for the new Nynex Arena, and a major interface where the Metrolink train joins the streets of Manchester as an urban tramway.
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway came to the city when Joseph Cowlishaw, a Manchester corn merchant, Joseph Saunders, also a corn merchant, from Liverpool, and a wealthy estate agent and surveyor named William James formed a company, surveyed the likely route and proposed the building of the railway line.
It was to this station that the Rainhill Trials to choose a locomotive to pull passenger coaches between Liverpool and Manchester arrived.
www.manchester2002-uk.com /transport/rail-stations.html   (1128 words)

  
 19th C. M'cr & Salford
Manchester did not see its first municipal park until 1868 and the city has never caught up in its provision of park space for the use of the general public.
Manchester and Salford's cellar dwellings were the root of most health problems, and became a national disgrace.
Trade continued to boom, and with the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal and the docks at Salford, the city became an industrial meeting point for all major routes and was receiving raw materials for the whole north west of England, as well as being the main distribution point for manufactured goods being exported out.
www.ourwardfamily.com /19th_c_.htm   (2641 words)

  
 Curzon Street Station
The Grand Junction Railway was technically the first to reach Birmingham with a temporary terminus at Duddeston.
However, the London and Birmingham Railway were the first to make it to the city centre when they opened a station at Curzon Street in 1838.
We have now moved back onto Curzon Street and are looking along it towards the Grand Junction Railway's station site the remains of which are evident in the surviving wall running alongside the parked cars on the opposite side of the road beyond the gateway and billboard.
www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk /Stations/curzon_street.php   (726 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - National Rail Stations in Central Manchester - A9565329
The station opened as a terminus for the Manchester and Birmingham Railway in 1842 as London Road.
It should be mentioned at this point that the trains from Manchester Central to Liverpool Central that ran at the turn of the 20th Century made the trip between the two cities faster than trains between Lime Street and Piccadilly at the turn of the 21st Century.
Manchester city centre is not a large place, and it is only about ten minutes' walk between Oxford Road and Deansgate or Piccadilly.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A9565329   (2868 words)

  
 An LNWR Chronology
The Grand Junction Railway opens - from Birmingham, through Stafford, Whitmore and Crewe, to Newton and a junction with the Liverpool & Manchester Railway.
The Manchester & Birmingham Railway opens - from Manchester, through Cheadle Hulme and Holmes Chapel, initially only as far as Sandbach, because of a dispute with the Grand Junction, but eventually into Crewe.
The LNWR took control of the North London Railway from January 1st and NLR outside-cylinder 0-6-0 and 4-4-0 standard types became available for use on the LNWR.
www.lnw1.demon.co.uk /LNWRChronology.htm   (2458 words)

  
 Virtual Manchester - Features
Manchester Police Act passed which resulted in the prohibition of the construction of back to back houses in the borough of Manchester.
Manchester and Salford Sanitary Association formed, the first local authority to seek supplies of water from outside its boundary and to pipe it any distance to supply the needs of the residents.
Manchester Free Library opened, later Manchester Public Libraries, in the former Owenite Hall of Science, Campfield - the firs library opened under the 1800 Libraries Act.
www.virtualmanchester.co.uk /features/chrono2.php   (667 words)

  
 Network Rail - Stations Run by Network Rail
Manchester Piccadilly station was transformed into a safer, brighter and drier place for passengers in the £27 million modernisation programme between 1998 and 2000.
Network Rail owns and operates 17 of the biggest and busiest railway stations in the UK The stations run by Network Rail are the hub of the rail network.
During the recent modernisation programmes at Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds stations, we installed lifts so that all platforms are accessible for wheelchair users and others with impaired mobility.
www.networkrail.co.uk /aspx/765.aspx   (583 words)

  
 GENUKI: Ardwick, Lancashire genealogy
The township is suburban to Manchester city, on the SE; and lies within the borough boundaries.
The Manchester and Sheffield railway has a station here, ¾ of a mile from the terminus; joins here the Manchester and Birmingham railway near Chancery lane; and is carried here on a succession of immense viaducts.
In 1835 Ardwick was a township in the parish of Manchester.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/eng/LAN/Ardwick   (319 words)

  
 John Ramsbottom
In 1883 he became consulting engineer and subsequently a director of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, where he was responsible for the design and construction of their Horwich (Bolton) locomotive works and was chairman of the rolling-stock and locomotive workshop committees.
Ramsbottom was born near Manchester in 1814 and acquired his initial engineering experience working for Sharp, Roberts, and Company; the same firm which had set Charles Beyer on the locomotive-designing road.
The early forties were a good period for engineers in search of rapid advancement, and at the age of twenty-eight he secured the job of managing the Longsight Works of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway, a company which soon afterwards became part of one of Britain's major railways, the London and North Western.
www.steamindex.com /people/ramsbott.htm   (4873 words)

  
 The Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Railway share certificates, in common with other railway ephemera, have been and always will be desirable, and thus they fetch consistently high prices in relation to other similarily aged and engraved pieces – especially shares of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (henceforth referred to as the LandM).
Henry Booth was to be a prime mover, and eventually operator, of the railway, as Secretary, Treasurer and, in due course, General Manager.
This was before the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (September 1825) had demonstrated the potential for steam locomotives on public railways.
www.booneshares.com /TheLiverpoolManchesterrailway.htm   (1828 words)

  
 An NSR Chronology
The North Staffordshire Railway - an amalgamation of the Churnet Valley and Staffordshire Potteries Railways - is incorporated.
The London & North Western Railway is incorporated, principally by amalgamation of the London & Birmingham, Grand Junction (including the Liverpool & Manchester) and Manchester & Birmingham Railways.
Fothergill, a Consulting Engineer of Manchester, is commissioned to report on the state of every locomotive owned by the company.
www.lnw1.demon.co.uk /Chronology.htm   (1255 words)

  
 Ardwick - Districts & Suburbs of Manchester
By the early 19th century, Ardwick was a pleasant and elegant suburb of Manchester and Ardwick Green was a popular and sought-after neighbourhood in which to live.
In the 1840s the Manchester and Birmingham Railway arrived in the district, effectively cutting it into two sections, Higher Ardwick on one side, and what came to be known as Lower Arwick on the other.
Later, two other railways were added, and these, with their distinctive railway viaducts have defined much of the present day look and feel of the area.
www.manchester2002-uk.com /districts/ardwick.html   (583 words)

  
 London and North Western Railway
The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merging of the London and Birmingham Railway, the Grand Junction Railway and the Manchester And Birmingham Railway.
It was known as the "Premier Line" because it contained the former line of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.
The LNWR ceased to exist when it was amalgamated with other railway companies in the "groupings" of 1923 to form the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.
www.btinternet.com /~bpsheridan/LondonAndNorthWesternRailway.html   (119 words)

  
 Emirates > About Emirates > Hoвocти > Emirates News 2000
A delegation, led by Tim Clark, Emirates’ Chief Director (Airline), was greeted on arrival at Birmingham International Airport by airport and civic dignitaries including Councillor Honor Cox and Marylin Dixon, Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull (the metropolitan borough in which the airport is located).
Birmingham is also close to popular tourist destinations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and the Cotswolds region which is renowned for its beautiful countryside and picture-book English villages.
Beside the airport lies a main-line railway station and there are swift, convenient road links to the M6 motorway to the North, M5 to the West and M40 to London.
www.emirates.com /ru/AboutEmirates/EmiratesNews/EmiratesNews2000/news_3561.asp   (323 words)

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