We’ll keep Liverpool moving during Liverpool Lime Street works this autumn
Liverpool Lime Street station is receiving its biggest upgrade since the 19th century. Work will be completed in two phases to allow engineers to remodel and increase the number of station platforms, install overhead line equipment and upgrade track.
This work will enable an extra three services per hour in and out of Lime Street station, including new direct services to Scotland. Longer, better managed platforms will allow bigger trains, with more room for passengers into the station.
With passenger figures expected to double during peak periods by 2043 (see our Regional Urban Market Study) this work is vital to increase capacity at the station.
Phase one: 30 September – 22 October 2017
In order to complete the first phase of work, there will be changes to journeys through Liverpool Lime Street station. We have a robust transport plan in place, so you can still get from A to B, just with a couple of simple changes to your journey.
In many cases, a rail-to-rail option will be available through the Merseyrail network. Where this has not been possible, every effort has been made to provide high-quality buses with the option of express and local stopping services.
The Merseyrail network
As the Merseyrail network will be serving a large number of people taking diverted mainline services, some changes will need to be made to Merseyrail services across its wider network. These will largely be timetable changes but there will be a small number of rail replacement bus services. For more information visit www.merseyrail.org/limestreetupgrade
Key travel advice
- Plan ahead and leave more time for your journeys. Additional journey time estimates using rail-to-rail/rail replacement services will be given where possible to help you plan.
- Based on your final destination, the alternative travel arrangements may actually get you closer to where you want or need to be. Go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk/limestreetupgrade to look at all of your available transport options.
- Stick to public transport wherever possible to help keep the City Region moving.
- There will be additional staff on hand to help at key interchanges– if you need help/advice or have a question please speak to them.
- Employers and staff should consider what the impacts may be on working patterns and consider adjustments if necessary, such as the potential for flexible working.
Rest assured we have worked meticulously with rail industry and Liverpool City Region colleagues to keep people on the move throughout the Lime Street closure.
This is one of 10 major railway upgrades as part of a £340m railway investment in the Liverpool City Region and sits within the wider Great North Rail Project to transform rail travel for customers across the north of England.
Wirral loop line renewal complete
The Wirral Loop Line fully reopened on Monday 19 June following six months of work to replace 1.2km of concrete track on the loop section of the Wirral line and 1.6km of ballasted track under the River Mersey.
Engineers worked around the clock to complete the upgrades in order to maintain the safety and reliability of this key rail network. Thank you to all passengers who adapted their journeys during each phase of the work.