Liverpool Lime Street upgrades CGI. (Network Rail Image)
Train customers will still be able to travel in and out of Liverpool this summer when the final, major phase of work to upgrade Lime Street station takes place.
Lime Street’s transformation is a key part of the £340m railway investment in the Liverpool City Region, which sits within the Great North Rail Project.
This work follows the successful 23-day upgrade completed in autumn 2017 and will include completely remodelling station platforms, bringing the two new platforms built last year (platforms 7 and 8) into use and completing extensive signalling upgrades.
The travel plan will be similar to phase one: keeping as many passengers as possible on trains.
Many main line services will start/terminate at Liverpool South Parkway where passengers can easily access the Merseyrail network to and from Liverpool city centre. Where rail replacement buses are offered, they will be high quality and offer express and stopping options.
Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s London North Western route managing director, said:
Frank Rogers, chief executive at Merseytravel, said:
Chris Nutton, major projects director at TransPennine Express, said:
Andy Heath, managing director at Merseyrail, said:
Work will also take place on Sunday 8 April and Sunday 2 September to complete further key upgrades outside of the summer works. This will mean changes to customer journeys. More information can be found at www.networkrail.co.uk/lcr