Heritage plea for historic rail line (UK)

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THE Liverpool to Manchester Railway has been proposed as a United Nations World Heritage site.

The line, opened 1830, heralded the beginning of the railway age and saw the first trials of Stephenson’s Rocket.

If it is successful, it will join the city’s waterfront on the list of some of the most important cultural sites in the world.

Now, councillors are calling on the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to award the line the accolade and the city council has agreed to contact the other local authorities through which the line passes to muster their support.

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