Liverpool Prepares for 2043

After the brief closure on Saturday night, Liverpool Lime Street station reopened yesterday morning after enhancement work including equipment upgrades and the construction of two new platforms. Network rail is quoted to have said the project is a part of a "£340m transformation" with Managing Director, Martin Frobisher justifying the di

He continued by stating, “the Liverpool Lime Street upgrade is vital to transform train travel for passengers in the future.” The major project is set to be completed later this year in October which will result in three extra services per hour including direct trains to Scotland.

The Great North Rail Project

As the Guardian reported earlier this week, Liverpool Lime Street is one of the 10 major railway upgrades that make up the £340m rail investment in the Liverpool city region by the end of 2019. The senior sponsor for Network Rail, Marcus Barnes says, “our upgrades [last] Sunday are part of an eighteen-month programme of work to transform Liverpool Lime Street, as part of the Great North Rail Project” calling the development the “biggest upgrade since the 19th century”.

When asked about the benefits of the programme, Marcus responded, “remodelled, longer, wider platforms mean more room for longer trains and more passengers. A new improved signalling system also allows us to run more trains, more reliably.”

The current progress is praised by Buckingham Group’s Senior Project Manager, Fergal Kiernan as he shared a positive update on the sixth stage blockade, concluding “fantastic work by all parties for our client IP Signalling”.

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Published: 29th September 2018