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  • Liverpool City Region

    Millions is being invested in the railway network in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) that will allow for faster, safer and more services by 2019.

  • £340m is being invested in the Liverpool City Region between now and 2019 to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.

    With passenger figures expected to double during peak periods by 2043 - from 20,200 currently travelling between 7-9am to 40,400 in 2043 - the Liverpool City Region (LCR) railway upgrade investment is vital.

    What will the work deliver? 

    • The work will enable 3 extra services per hour in and out of Lime Street Station
    • Support better east-west connectivity from Liverpool and beyond
    • Enable new services to Chester, and support the development of more routes to North Wales in the future
    • A new station building and interchange at Newton Le Willows will support its development as a transport hub, and a new station at Maghull will support growth in passenger demand
    • New signalling across the route will improve the reliability of the network and speed up decision making which will in turn minimise disruption 

    A better railway will boost connectivity and improve capacity within the city region and beyond.

    During this work Liverpool will remain open for business, welcoming visitors to the city as well as providing vital transport links for commuters.

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