Arrangements at Liverpool Landing Stage and Routes to London (1913)
Arrangements at Liverpool.
RMS Lusitania at the Liverpool Landing Stage (1912)
Courtesy of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives Maritime Collection
ROUTES TO LONDON.
There are several Great Western Railway routes between the Port of Liverpool and London, and travellers have the choice of the following, being also permitted to break the journey at any station en route, provided the journey be completed within the period shown.
- The DIRECT ROUTE passing through Chester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Leamington, Bicester, etc., etc.
- The " ROYAL" SHAKESPEARE Route skirting the border of Wales and passing through Chester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, Leamington, Oxford, Reading, Slough and Windsor.
- The SEVERN VALLEY or Wolverhampton, Kidderminster and Worcester Route passing through Chester, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, or Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, Worcester, Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford, Slough and Windsor.
- The HEREFORD, ROSS AND GLOUCESTER Route passing through Chester, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Hereford, Ross, Monmouth, Tintern, Chepstow, Gloucester, Slough and Windsor.
- The HEREFORD, BRISTOL AND BATH Route, at slightly increased fares, passing through Chester, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Hereford, Abergavenny, Bristol, Bath, Slough and Windsor.
All these routes embrace Wrexham, the burial place of Elihu Yale, founder of Yale University.
If it be desired to reach the Continent direct from Liverpool without making any stay in England, travellers are able to join through carriages at Birkenhead (Liverpool) for Folkestone or Dover via Reading.
SKETCH MAP SHEWING ROUTES TO LONDON.
SERVICES WITHOUT CHANGE
BIRMINGHAM, CHELTENHAM, LEICESTER, SHEFFIELD, MANCHESTER, LEEDS, BRADFORD, LIVERPOOL, NEWCASTLE, GLASGOW,
And other important Cities in the North.
ASK FOR TICKETS BY GREAT WESTERN.
The Great Western Railway Company's representative meets the steamers, on their arrival at Liverpool, to render assistance to Passengers by the Great Western Routes.
Through tickets can be obtained at the Great Western Company's Office in the Custom House Waiting Room.
Passengers taking or holding through tickets to London incur no expense at Liverpool, as, after passing their baggage through the Custom House, Dock porters transfer it at no cost to the owners.
Heavy luggage can, if so desired, be checked through to London direct or any station on the Great Western Railway, and no charge for conveyance by rail is made if within the weight allowed free.
The Company will also arrange, upon payment of 6d. (13 cents) per package, for the luggage to be delivered at any hotel or residence within a certain radius at the principal places served by the Great Western Railway.
RESERVATION OF SEATS OR CARRIAGES.
The Company's Agent at 11, James Street, Liverpool, will, on receipt of a telegram from Queenstown, arrange for ,the retention of compartments in through carriages. Compartments are retained for four first class or six third class Passengers, or on payment of the fares for these numbers.
ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON.
Upon notification, the Great Western Officials who meet the liners at Liverpool will telegraph free of charge for accommodation to be reserved at the Royal Hotel, Paddington, or will order private omnibuses in the same way, if required. (See page 55).
AVAILABILITY OF TICKETS.
Great Western Railway Single Tickets and outward halves of Return Tickets between Liverpool and London are available for three months if purchased in America, or if issued in exchange for Vouchers obtained in America. In other circumstances they are available for ten days. Passengers are permitted to break the journey at any station on the route, provided the journey be completed within the periods named above. Return Tickets are available for six months. The same privileges are allowed to passengers journeying from London to Liverpool.
G.W.R. TIME TABLES.
Great Western Time Tables are on board all Liners for reference.
FROM ENGLAND Via LIVERPOOL.
The Superintendent of the Line, Paddington Station, London, will furnish all particulars to Passengers who wish to avail themselves of the advantages afforded by either of the Great Western routes between London and Liverpool.
On receipt of notification and the purchase of tickets covering the journey, the Great Western Company will collect, within a certain radius, Passengers' luggage in London and principal towns served, and see that it is placed on the outgoing vessel, at a charge of 18. (25 cents) per package. Luggage brought to any Great Western Railway Station by Passengers will be sent direct to Liverpool and placed on the outgoing vessel at a charge of 6d. (13 cents) per package, in each case up to the weight allowed according to the class of ticket held, which must be produced at the time.
HAND BAGGAGE may be left at the Ccmpany's Office, 11, James Street, Liverpool, to be delivered to the outgoing vessel, no charge being made for the service.
Passengers travelling by the Great Western route to the Central Station of the Mersey Railway Company can have their baggage delivered from the Central Station to the vessel free of charge.