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 Lime Street Upgrade

Lime Street Upgrade

What’s happening?

Journeys through Liverpool Lime Street Station will be affected for 23 days, from 30th September to 22nd October, while Network Rail undertakes vital railway upgrades – the first major upgrade to the station since the 19th century– to enable the station to cater for growing passenger numbers.
 
During the works, you will still be able to get where you want to go whether you are travelling for work, leisure, to access services or for business, it will just mean some simple changes to your journey. 
 
The works will include nine days where there are no mainline services entering or leaving Lime Street Station (30th September to 8th October), though the station will remain open for retail and tickets.Merseyrail services will also continue to call at Lime Street.

The plan will be to keep people on trains wherever possible, diverting many mainline rail services to Liverpool South Parkway and getting people to and from the city on the Merseyrail network. Where rail replacement buses are required they will be high quality and will offer both express and stopping services.
 
Work will be completed in two phases (the second in 2018) to allow engineers to remodel and increase the number of station platforms, install overhead line equipment and upgrade track.
 
On completion in 2018 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. There will also be a re-modelled concourse. 
 

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