Robert Hampton

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2nd May 2007

Orange tickets through the automatic gates, please!
Posted by at 8.45am | 3 responses | Trains

Today is a significant anniversary: a date that is important, even if they don’t realise it, for thousands of workers, school pupils, shoppers and scallies without tickets who rely on the train to get them from A to B (where A & B are both in Merseyside).

So what I’m about to say, I say on behalf of the people of Merseyside. Every family going to Southport on a day trip; every office worker trudging out of Moorfields on a rainy day; every shopper laden with M&S bags dodging the crowds at Liverpool Central; every racegoer counting his winnings (or losses!) on the train home from Aintree.

On behalf of all of them, I say: HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY MERSEYRAIL!

Merseyrail Class 503
Merseyrail Class 508

Now, say hello to the first passenger on the Merseyrail Underground, marvel at the original Merseyrail network map, or help to save one of the old Merseyrail trains.

A note about these pictures: The Class 503 image is in the public domain. The Class 508 image is by Chris McKenna and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license versions 2.5.

3 Responses
  1. Comment by James
    2nd May 2007 at 3:16 pm

    I love creative commons licensing for photographs. I have a university class I teach part of that covers a bunch of stuff, and one of the things is Photoshop. Being able to just direct people to the flickr creative commons search is awesome.

  2. Comment by Robert
    6th May 2007 at 4:51 pm

    Back when I first started the blog, I did consider releasing the whole thing under a CC licence.

    But I didn’t. So there.

  3. Comment by James
    7th May 2007 at 5:20 am


    Or, y’know. Not.