Liverpool Lime Street mainline station will close completely this Friday night – and won’t open again for another two weeks.
Network Rail is carrying out an eight week refurbishment programme at the station which means most of it has been closed for the past few weeks.
Platforms 1 and 2 were reopened last month to allow some trains in and out of Lime Street. But they will close again at 8pm on Friday night (July 13) to allow the final stage of work at the station to take place.
The station will then reopen to passengers on Monday, July 30.
Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s London North Western route managing director, said: “We have been working together for around three years to deliver a robust transport plan during Lime Street’s major upgrade. The aim has been to keep passengers on trains where possible to ensure Liverpool remains open for business.
“This vital upgrade is part of £340m of improvements across the Liverpool City Region and sits within the Great North Rail Project. We’re remodelling station platforms, making them wider and longer to make room for longer trains and more passengers. An extensive signalling upgrade will also allow us to run more trains, more reliably.
“We are grateful to passengers for bearing with us. We understand there’s some short term pain while we undertake this work, but promise it will be worthwhile in the long term.”
Liam Robinson, transport portfolio holder for the Liverpool City Region said: “As we’re now in the final phase of the closure, please remember to double check your journeys before you travel as there may be some changes to the route. As always, a huge thank you to all passengers for their patience during these final few weeks.”