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The second stage of Liverpool Lime Street station’s eight week transformation is almost complete.
This has been an integral part of the transportation plan, developed by the rail industry over the past two years, to keep passengers moving and Liverpool open for business.
The plan for the final stage will be similar to the start of the closure. Passengers are advised to check www.networkrail.co.uk/lcr for travel advice and www.nationalrail.co.uk for live travel information. The station is set to reopen on Monday 30 July.
Check out the latest timelapse video showing work completed as part of Liverpool Lime Street station’s major upgrade:
Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s London North Western route managing director, said:
Liam Robinson, Transport Portfolio Holder for the Liverpool City Region, said:
Liverpool Lime Street’s major transformation will be fully complete in October this year. Additional work will take place on Sunday 2 September and Sunday 14 October.
This work will enable an extra three services in/out of Lime Street every hour, including new direct services to Scotland. Remodelling and rebuilding station platforms will provide longer, more spacious platforms capable of accommodating longer trains and more passengers, more safely.
This capacity boost, also delivered by a wholesale signalling upgrade, is essential for the forecast growth in peak-time travellers through the station over the coming years.