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The changing face of Lime Street station over its long history

It has served the city since 1836 and has seen some radical changes during that time

It has been the gateway to the city for nearly 200 years and is the oldest still-operating grand terminal mainline station in the world.

Since opening in August 1836, Lime Street Station has grown to become one of the busiest railway stations in the UK, the point of departure for journeys to London and to all the major cities.

The station's most recent £140m upgrade by Network Rail brought all 10 platforms into use to increase the station's capacity.

Last August we took a look back at the changing face of this key transport hub over the years.

It is continuously changing, with a new Starbucks opening, and a sweets concession launching in the station concourse area

And over its long history, the station has welcomed monarchs, prime ministers - and even the North Korean football squad.

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