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On this page you can learn more about specific projects commissioned by Merseytravel. Click the links below for the story behind every project. 

Queensway Tunnel  - SkylineQueensway Tunnel  - Skyline

As part of Merseytravel's redevelopment of the cladding wall panels within the Queensway Tunnel, Merseytravel offered students a one-off, unique opportunity to redesign the skylines for both the Wirral and Liverpool with the chosen designs going on  permanent display within the Tunnel.


Merseytravel commissioned local artist Grant Searl to create a series of works for the five underground stations in Liverpool and the Wirral. The aim of this commission was to see the underground stations brought to life.


Thirty years to the day after the UK re-release of the John Lennon classic, Happy Christmas (War is Over), Merseytravel unveiled the second in its series of "Animate the Underground" artworks entitled "The Madness of King John".

'Garden of Icons' is the third piece in the series of five artworks commissioned by Merseytravel and created by artist Grant Searl to be unveiled at Hamilton Square Station.


Birth of Liverpool - Animate the Underground Birth of Liverpool - Animate the Underground 

A striking piece of art was been unveiled at Moorfields station in Liverpool, the fourth in the Mererseytravel project to 'Animate the Underground'.


Past, Present, Future Past, Present, Future 

As part of the redevelopment of Bootle Oriel Road, Merseytravel commissioned local artist Stephen Hitchin to create a piece of public art that would represent the past, present and future of Bootle, which Stephen has captured perfectly. 


Amazing GraceAmazing Grace

Merseytravel commissioned internationally renowned artist Stephen Broadbent, to create a piece of artwork celebrating the connection between the hymn 'Amazing Grace' and its author John Newton, a former slave ship captain and Tide Surveyor of Liverpool.


Time and PlaceTime and Place

Local artist, Stephen Hitchin was commissioned by Merseytravel to create an eye-catching piece of public art for Birkenhead Park station. Celebrating the history of the local area, including Birkenhead Park which was the first municipal park in the world.


Chance MeetingChance Meeting

Ken and Bessie offer a unique welcoming committee at one of the most important gateways into the City.

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