Liverpool street and the brand new Elizabeth line

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I popped into London on the 14th June to visit Canary wharf and the Elizabeth line. I travel in via the c2c to Limehouse, and 20 steps gets me onto the DLR towards Lewisham, and hey presto, we are in Canary wharf. I am documenting this network hub on another post. I then wandered down to Woolwich (Arsenal) on the Elizabeth line. This station is fantastic, like many others, and very accessible.

I then thought I would visit Liverpool street. I was at the front of the Elizabeth line train, and not being very agile, I chose the exit closest to me. It appeared to be the Northern line link, and I was guessing this was a n easy route to access the Moorgate end.

[Please note this exit is far from ideal, and I revisited the station the next day to find a much better route!]

It started with a tunnel, a quite long tunnel for me, then round the bend into another bit of tunnel.

The initial tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end
The initial tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end
The second stretch of tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end
The second stretch of tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end
The stairs at the end of the tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end

The stairs at the end of the tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end

The lift at the end of the tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end
The lift at the end of the tunnel in exiting Liverpool street station at the Moorgate end

Ok, so far, so good. I can get out out of this station, finally. I bet a lot of people choose the lift considering the number of stairs.

Now, it all gets a bit blank from here. I think I got up to the station concourse, and started looking for a lift up to the street level. There were lots more stairs. I eventually asked a member of staff how I exited the station by a lift, and after some time they suggested I re-entered a different part of the station which did have a lift. There was no signage in that part of the station, and staff had to think about it!

I entered the station through the ticket barriers again, used the lift to street level, and then my ticket stopped working to exit the station! An barrier attendant let me through, BUT I have to say I am not currently impressed with the brand new Liverpool street station and its signage.

More to come, as I visit the other entrances when my legs work again. I would not recommend Liverpool street Elizabeth line station to others, it is a maze of tunnels, like the old Bank station.

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