Ainsdale Station Gets the Green Light for Award-Winning Design

The refurbished station located in Southport was finally reopened on July 20, 2018, almost four months later than initially planned. Recently named, the "most environmentally friendly station on the network" by Merseyrail, the green development now boasts a renovated car park, a modern booking office, improved waiting facilities and customer i

This will also act as the new site for the installation of the first community police station in Sefton with no costs to Merseyside Police through the funding of Merseyrail as part of their Corporate Responsibility Programme.

The Details

When building the new booking office after the old structure was demolished, contractors paid attention to investment in green characteristics such as solar panels and low energy LED lighting. Enhanced features of the LED lighting include smart controls and rainwater harvesting tanks to serve the toilet facilities making this station a self-sustainable hub.

Award-Winning Work

Ainsdale’s innovation acts a great example of how future projects can integrate environmental factors and has been subsequently awarded for its design, achieving a CEEQUAL (Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme) rating of ‘Excellent’ recognition in its green credentials.

Much like the subject of our latest newsletter on 2020 travel, Merseyrail achieved this contract through their collaboration with its project partners, Merseytravel, Network Rail and Department for Transport. Managing Director at Merseyrail, Andy Heath expresses, “it represents being the best in being environmentally friendly and provides our passengers at the station with better technology, facilities and an overall improved experience.”

A Future Focus

Revamping the station is part of a series of significant developments on the Merseyrail network leading to the introduction of the new state of the art trains in 2020. We will continue to report on the rail’s technological and environmental advancement, celebrating important milestones along the way such as the release of the CP6 £47bn funding early next year.

Our CP6 launch in March is a great opportunity to discuss the impact of these type of projects and how one of the most influential industries in Britain is developing in the contemporary world.

Published: 29th September 2018