April 30, 1914
Commencing tomorrow, the new system of closing the platform by iron barriers will be inaugurated at Lime-street Station. Anyone in order to gain access to the various platforms will in future have to be provided either with a railway ticket or a penny platform ticket of admission, which can be obtained from the slot machines which are provided for the purpose.
These platform tickets are available only for one hour. On the margin of the tickets are the 1 to 22, and each ticket purchased on being shown by the person desiring to go on to the platform to meet friends or see them off, will be purchased by the collector at the gate at the hour approximating to the time.
Not only will this new system prevent idlers moving about on the platforms, but it will tend to the comfort of those who go to the station for the legitimate purpose of either meeting their friends or seeing them off by train.
(Evening Express: April 30, 1914)