£340m is being invested in the railway in the Liverpool City Region
Upgrades to Liverpool Lime Street, the Halton Curve project and new Maghull North station are a few of the vital schemes that form part of a £340m railway investment in the Liverpool City Region. This work also sits within the wider Great North Rail Project to transform rail travel for customers across the north of England.
Liverpool Lime Street
Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major transformation – its biggest upgrade since the 19th Century.
Upgrades to platforms, track and signalling equipment will enable faster, more frequent and more reliable train services in and out of Merseyside’s key transport hub. From 2019 an extra three services will be able to run in/out of Lime Street every hour, including new direct services to Scotland. Remodelling and rebuilding station platforms will provide longer, straighter, safer platforms capable of accommodating longer trains and more passengers, more safely.
It is forecast that by 2043 the number of passengers travelling at peak time through Lime Street will have doubled. Our station upgrade is vital to create capacity at the station to accommodate more passengers.
Phase two of Liverpool Lime Street’s major upgrade takes place this summer
The second and final major phase of Liverpool Lime Street’s transformation will take place between 2 June and 29 July 2018. Similar to phase one, which took place 30 September – 22 October 2017, this will include full and partial closure of lines into Liverpool Lime Street.
Network Rail, the train operators and Liverpool City Region have built a robust transport plan to keep passengers on the move and ensure Liverpool very much remains open for business.
As was proved successful last year, many mainline services (to/from destinations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport, London, Nottingham, Runcorn, Birmingham and Crewe) will start and terminate at Liverpool South Parkway station. From here passengers can easily pick up the Merseyrail network to/from the city centre.
Where rail replacement buses are needed on the network, we will ensure that they are of high quality and offer express and stopping options.
- The Liverpool City Region remains open for business. You can still get where you want to go, but will need to make some changes to your journey.
- Plan ahead and allow more time for journeys. Additional journey time estimates will be given where possible to help you plan.
- Stick to public transport wherever possible to help keep the City Region moving.
- There will be lots of additional staff on hand to help at key interchanges.
- When purchasing tickets please select ‘Liverpool all stations’ to ensure your ticket includes any connecting services.
Information is provided below to show you how your journey will change during Lime Street station’s major upgrade (2 June – 29 July 2018).
It will be important to check journey times up to a month before, in the run up to and just before you travel as they may change. More information on why times are unavailable now can be found at National Rail
Travel information, including connecting train services, is provided below. This includes advice on the simplest way to complete your journey during Lime Street’s major upgrade.
Liverpool Lime Street Summer 2018 briefing pack
Plan ahead - briefing pack188 Kb
Advice & information on how to complete your journey during Liverpool Lime Street's major upgrade this summer (2 June - 29 July)
Transportation maps - summer 2018299 Kb
Maps of routes in and out of Liverpool Lime Street station and how journeys will change during Lime Street's major upgrade this summer (2 June - 29 July)
Liverpool Lime Street summer 2018 posters398 Kb
Information posters on Liverpool Lime Street's major upgrade this summer (2 June - 29 July)
Liverpool Lime Street summer 2018 banners1 Mb
Information banners on Liverpool Lime Street's major upgrade this summer (2 June - 29 July)