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Old 14-07-09, 05:37 PM   #1
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Anfield to Lime Street via cab

How long is it likely to take to get to Lime Street via cab after a match, given all the traffic and chaos surrounding the ground? Would it be realistic to catch a 5:48pm train on a Saturday after a 3pm kickoff, or would that be asking too much? I know Lime Street is only a couple of miles from Anfield, but if you get out the ground by 5pm, by the time you've got a cab and got through the traffic, 5:48pm might not be a realistic prospect.

Also, would it be best to pre-arrange with the cabbie to meet me somewhere by the ground after the game, or is there somewhere i could just get a cab from afterwards, without pre-booking it?
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Old 14-07-09, 05:40 PM   #2
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My advice is to pre-book and arrange a place away from the ground, somewhere you could walk to, the cabbie should be able to recommend something for you. I would say time would be tight but it's definitely do-able, you could walk there in an hour.
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Old 14-07-09, 05:44 PM   #3
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My advice is to pre-book and arrange a place away from the ground, somewhere you could walk to, the cabbie should be able to recommend something for you. I would say time would be tight but it's definitely do-able, you could walk there in an hour.
Cheers for that. I was thinking i'd get him to meet me outside the Arkles

I need to be sure though, because the train ticket would be non-transferrable and if i didnt make it to Lime Street in time, i'd be fucked. Alternatively, i could just book for the next train but that'd be 6:48pm and means i'd have to piss about for an hour or so. Not ideal, but will do that if necessary.
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Old 14-07-09, 05:53 PM   #4
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How long is it likely to take to get to Lime Street via cab after a match, given all the traffic and chaos surrounding the ground? Would it be realistic to catch a 5:48pm train on a Saturday after a 3pm kickoff, or would that be asking too much? I know Lime Street is only a couple of miles from Anfield, but if you get out the ground by 5pm, by the time you've got a cab and got through the traffic, 5:48pm might not be a realistic prospect.
You could walk it in that time. I've walked it in 40 mins or so before.

I'd doubt very much you'd be successful with the cab. I tried once before and the time we wasted in trying to find one (couldn't get a cabbie to agree to pick us up after) we could've walked it.
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Cheers for that. I was thinking i'd get him to meet me outside the Arkles

I need to be sure though, because the train ticket would be non-transferrable and if i didnt make it to Lime Street in time, i'd be fucked. Alternatively, i could just book for the next train but that'd be 6:48pm and means i'd have to piss about for an hour or so. Not ideal, but will do that if necessary.
Piss about for an hour is the answer, take your time, breathe in the fresh scouse air and have a beer, then casually call a cab and make your way to the station, to enjoy the journey home reliving in your thoughts the great win you have undoubtedly just witnessed, no hassle or rushing here and there.

edit. although you may need to take a later train home should you choose this option.
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Old 14-07-09, 06:02 PM   #6
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It's not a novelty visit, so the pissing about option isnt my first choice.
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Old 14-07-09, 06:03 PM   #7
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You could walk it in that time. I've walked it in 40 mins or so before.

I'd doubt very much you'd be successful with the cab. I tried once before and the time we wasted in trying to find one (couldn't get a cabbie to agree to pick us up after) we could've walked it.
There's loads of black cabs around Anfield, from what i've seen before. Admittedly, i couldnt say for sure whether this was before or after kickoff. Hmmm. I'm more confused now than i was before.
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Old 14-07-09, 06:12 PM   #8
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There's loads of black cabs around Anfield, from what i've seen before. Admittedly, i couldnt say for sure whether this was before or after kickoff. Hmmm. I'm more confused now than i was before.
That's all this talk of rushing to catch trains.
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Old 14-07-09, 06:12 PM   #9
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Start walking and flag a black cab on Scotty Rd.
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Old 14-07-09, 06:15 PM   #10
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Start walking and flag a black cab on Scotty Rd.
Which one is Scotty Road?
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Old 14-07-09, 06:19 PM   #11
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Which one is Scotty Road?
Just ask a cabbie.hehe
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Old 14-07-09, 06:20 PM   #12
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Start walking and flag a black cab on Scotty Rd.
I'd start walking the other way TBH. Along Oakfield Rd and either up Breck Road or straight along Belmont. Taxis do tend to avoid the area for a bit after games so you probably won't get one until Rocky Lane. Defo doable though.
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Old 14-07-09, 06:23 PM   #13
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I'd start walking the other way TBH. Along Oakfield Rd and either up Breck Road or straight along Belmont. Taxis do tend to avoid the area for a bit after games so you probably won't get one until Rocky Lane. Defo doable though.
There will be less traffic along Scotty.
Get dropped off on County Rd and cut through.

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Old 14-07-09, 06:31 PM   #14
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It'd be useful if roads were referred to by their actual names
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Old 14-07-09, 06:53 PM   #15
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http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=sco...e, England, L3

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Old 14-07-09, 08:04 PM   #16
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I've walked it loads of times. Takes less than 45mins if you pick up a good pace.
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Old 14-07-09, 08:59 PM   #17
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Walking it is fine if you have the foggiest where you're going. I dont. Cab = about 4, loose change. Cab it is.
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Old 14-07-09, 09:12 PM   #18
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Walking it is fine if you have the foggiest where you're going. I dont. Cab = about 4, loose change. Cab it is.
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Old 14-07-09, 09:30 PM   #19
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Old 14-07-09, 09:34 PM   #20
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Walking it is fine if you have the foggiest where you're going. I dont. Cab = about 4, loose change. Cab it is.
You may even be able to share a cab with some other fella in a red shirt. I reckon there may be a few of them about!


or are you coming up with "the reason I had to leave early" excuse already.

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Old 14-07-09, 09:39 PM   #21
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You may even be able to share a cab with some other fella in a red shirt. I reckon there may be a few of them about!


or are you coming up with "the reason I had to leave early" excuse already.
I dont think i've ever left early in my life. It's usually me and Dirk left behind, doing our little applause thing
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Old 14-07-09, 10:02 PM   #22
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I saw someone get run over once doing this same walk
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Old 14-07-09, 10:06 PM   #23
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I saw someone get run over once doing this same walk
I dunno whether to or not

I wont be walking it.
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Old 15-07-09, 12:35 AM   #24
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From my experience getting the bus if you're in a hurry is a bad idea, it's usually quicker to walk (due to road closures around the ground, and vast numbers of people and traffic down the road)
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Old 15-07-09, 10:46 AM   #25
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i've never really had an issue with getting a cab from the ground - usually walk towards town for about 5-10 mins and wave one down -
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It's risky though. Get the later train, it's only an hour and there is nothing more frustrating than looking for a cab that never comes knowing you have a tain to catch.
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Old 15-07-09, 12:12 PM   #27
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walk, look at a map before and you'll be fine, if you book one to meet you at the arkles you're already in the opposite direction

or book a later train as suggested
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Old 15-07-09, 12:24 PM   #28
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Walk is the best option I reckon. If you see a cab you can flag on the way, that seems sensible too, as I'm sure I've seen some when I've walked.

Buses don't move until about 5.30.
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Old 15-07-09, 12:52 PM   #29
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Peg it down to Scotland Rd, there's always loads of cabs coming up to get people after the footy. I agree with Shags though, you can easily walk back to town in time.
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I'd start walking the other way TBH. Along Oakfield Rd and either up Breck Road or straight along Belmont. Taxis do tend to avoid the area for a bit after games so you probably won't get one until Rocky Lane. Defo doable though.
Yes but that would leave you much further from Lime Street if you failed to get a taxi/bus.

In my experience it's a much better idea to walk the Scotland Road route. It's a piece of cake to walk to Lime Street in less than 45 minutes
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Walking it is fine if you have the foggiest where you're going. I dont. Cab = about 4, loose change. Cab it is.
If you turn right from the Kop along Walton Breck Road and go to the first major junction a couple of hundred yards away, turn left and, because you're at a much higher elevation than the city centre, you'll see the city spread out before you. Aim for St John's Beacon (the tallest building) and you'd have to go very close to Lime Street. It's so well sign-posted that even a baboon could find it
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Every cunt will be walking back anyway, just follow the crowd and try not to get killed by the Kingsway traffic.
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Cabs are usually queing up between the George and the Oakfield so I'd head for the junction of Breck Rd / Oakfield Rd / Belmont Rd.
Where are you getting the train to? does it stop at Edge Hill?

Personally I'd have a pint by the ground and get the later train.
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I'm not keen on pubs when they're rammed full of people, either pre or post game. Can barely move, and it's not pleasant. I dont mind waiting for the later train though, minor inconvenience really.

Is there much at Lime Street itself? Food and drink stuff, i mean.

I'll be getting the train to London.
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Every cunt will be walking back anyway, just follow the crowd and try not to get killed by the Kingsway traffic.


First time I walked I wasn't sure of the way but just followed the throng.
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I'm not keen on pubs when they're rammed full of people, either pre or post game. Can barely move, and it's not pleasant. I dont mind waiting for the later train though, minor inconvenience really.

Is there much at Lime Street itself? Food and drink stuff, i mean.

I'll be getting the train to London.
Haven't been for a while now but on a train recently I saw an ad in the Virgin mag for some posh (for a train station 'posh') loungey type bar at Lime Street. Otherwise there's a Burger King, a pub type thing and, of course, WH Smiths.
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Haven't been for a while now but on a train recently I saw an ad in the Virgin mag for some posh (for a train station 'posh') loungey type bar at Lime Street. Otherwise there's a Burger King, a pub type thing and, of course, WH Smiths.
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Is there much at Lime Street itself? Food and drink stuff, i mean.


There's a pub. What else could you want?
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Is there much at Lime Street itself? :[/QUOTE]

Have a drink at The Punch and Judy just outside. Lovely crowd in there.

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Have a drink at The Punch and Judy just outside. Lovely crowd in there.

Why do i get suspicious when you post ideas like that?
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