Tuebrook

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Tuebrook
Newsham Park Hospital 2.jpg
Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution, Newsham Park
Tuebrook is located in Merseyside
Tuebrook
Tuebrook
Tuebrook shown within Merseyside
Population 14,490 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ379928
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LIVERPOOL
Postcode district L6, L13
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside
53°25′44″N 2°56′02″W / 53.429°N 2.934°W / 53.429; -2.934Coordinates: 53°25′44″N 2°56′02″W / 53.429°N 2.934°W / 53.429; -2.934

Tuebrook is an area of inner-city Liverpool, Merseyside, England. At the 2001 Census the population was recorded as 14,490.[1]

Toponymy[edit]

The origin of the name may be Tew Brook, which was a tributary of the Alt. The brook itself is now almost entirely piped or culverted, with the last exposed section at the back of a disused cinema.

Description[edit]

Tuebrook includes Newsham Park, the Victorian, Grade I listed building St John's Church, Tuebrook Market and Tuebrook Police Station. It is part of the Parliamentary Constituency of Liverpool West Derby. An interesting characteristic of the main shopping street is that all shops are on one side of the street only. This is largely due to extensive demolition during upgrading of the main road.

Tuebrook has two secondary schools nearby: West Derby School located on Mill Bank and St Francis of Assisi in Newsham Park.

Government[edit]

The area consistently elects Liberal Party Councillors to Liverpool City Council. At recent elections, the Tuebrook Liberals have enjoyed the largest majorities of any councillors on Liverpool City Council.

The current councillors for the Tuebrook and Stoneycroft Ward (Tuebrook until 2004) are Steve Radford, Kevin Morrison and Hazel Williams. Radford's personal popularity enabled him to finish second in the 2001 general election for Liverpool West Derby, coming ahead of both Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates. However, in the 2005 general election, this popularity was not enough to keep him in second place and he slipped back down to third, depriving his Liberal Party of its only 2nd place showing in the UK.

The area is within the Liverpool West Derby Parliamentary constituency, represented since 2010 by Stephen Twigg of the Labour Party.

Transport[edit]

There are regular buses (numbers 11, 12, 13, 15, 18A, 62, 68 and variants thereof), providing services to the city centre, as well as to Aigburth, Bootle, Croxteth, Huyton and Old Swan and Stockbridge village.

The area is bisected by the A5049 West Derby Road, an east/west arterial route out of Liverpool city centre. Tuebrook also has a railway line which carries freight from Tuebrook sidings near Edge Hill to the Port of Liverpool in the north. The bridge, carrying the Canada Dock Branch over West Derby Road, used to accommodate Tue Brook railway station until 1948.

The Merseytram System (Line 1) was due to run through Tuebrook but this has now been cancelled after funding from the British Government was denied.

Tue Brook railway station used to serve the area, however the line was closed from passenger route, the line itself is still a busy goods route however.

In June 2014, it was revealed[2] that Merseyrail are interested in opening 30 new stations, possibly including Maghull North and St. James; although it is unknown whether Tue Brook railway station is being considered, the route is regularly suggested for reopening by pressure groups.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Tuebrook, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 10 January 2009 
  2. ^ More than 30 new railway stations being considered across Merseyside, The Liverpool Echo, retrieved 16 June 2014 

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