Only Scousers will understand racy sign next to railway line

A raunchy advertising board has had Scousers laughing for years.

And while many of us are unlikely to be getting a train any time soon due to coronavirus lockdown, it's still raising a smile among key workers using the rail network to commute.

Climax Scaffolding, which is joined to the back of Broadgreen train station, created the tongue-in-cheek sign on the back of the "getting off at Edge Hill" term.

Though it has been there since 2002, it has never had the attention it deserves – despite thousands of people passing it daily.

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The sign, which is on the platform travelling away from Liverpool, says: “Why jump off at Edge Hill when there’s a climax at Broadgreen?”

And if you’re from Liverpool you will understand the racy innuendo to the sign, but if not we’re here to explain it for you.

With Edge Hill being the last station before Liverpool Lime Street, the Scouse saying of getting off at Edge Hill is a euphemism for not going the whole way…

The raunchy advert that only Scousers will understand at Broadgreen Station

However coming from Lime Street towards Broadgreen could lead you to Climax.

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In 2017, following the collapse of a wall near Lime Street, one bright Guardian reader saw the bright side of the line closures and sent in a witty letter.

Gordon Balme’s letter said: “Following your report on the track closure at Lime Street station (2 March), I anticipate a fall in the local birth rate in nine months’ time as more people have to ‘get off at Edge Hill’”.

Jane Merrick first spotted the letter and claimed that all Scousers would understand what it meant.

Have you worked it out yet?