Lime Street Station To Close Next Month To Allow Vital Upgrades To Take Place

Update: We’ve put together a post which shows in more detail how your journey is going to affected between 30th September and 22nd October. You’ll find it here

Lime Street Station will shut down for three weeks from 30th September to allow Network Rail to remodel the platforms, replace tracks and upgrade the signalling.

The work, carried out by Network Rail takes place from Saturday, September 30 and will finish on Sunday, October 22.

Many mainline services will be diverted to Liverpool South Parkway and people will be able to get to and from the city on the original Merseyrail network – at times, rail replacement buses will also be in operation.

Track, signalling and platform upgrades will be completed alongside a new platform and two extended platforms to enable an extra three services per hour to operate from Lime Street.

It will see the introduction of direct services from Lime Street to Glasgow and Chester by 2019, improved facilities at the station and new longer, straighter and safer platforms.

This is the first of two phases of work at Liverpool Lime Street with a further station closure planned next year..

Network Rail’s London North Western route managing director Martin Frobisher said: “Our Liverpool Lime Street work is the biggest upgrade of the station since the 19th century.

“It will enable faster, more frequent and reliable train services by 2019. As Liverpool’s economy grows the railway is growing too.

“We are working with rail industry and the Liverpool City Region colleagues to keep the people of Merseyside on the move throughout the Lime Street closure.

“The short-term pain of re-routed commutes will be worth the long-term gain of transformed train travel in future.”

As one of the 10 major railway upgrades across the Liverpool City Region this project sits within the wider Great North Rail Project to transform rail travel for customers.

Lime Street low level station will be unaffected by the upgrade and Merseyrail’s Wirral line services will continue to run between Wirral and the station.

Minor changes will impact passengers travelling between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool as they will have to change trains at Hooton between 7am and 8pm Monday to Saturday.

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Photo – CGI image of Liverpool Lime Street once the work is completed


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