Liverpool Lime Street station closure for upgrade

Liverpool Lime Street station is receiving its biggest upgrade since the 19th century and is closed from 30 September until 22 October.

Work is being completed in two phases to allow engineers to remodel and increase the number of station platforms, install overhead line equipment and upgrade track.

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.

With passenger figures expected to double during peak periods by 2043, this work is vital to increase capacity at the station.

Phase one: 30 September – 22 October 2017

In order to complete the first phase of work, there will be changes to journeys through Liverpool Lime Street station. We have a robust transport plan in place, so you can still get from A to B, just with a couple of simple changes to your journey.

In many cases, a rail-to-rail option will be available through the Merseyrail network. Where this has not been possible, every effort has been made to provide high-quality buses with the option of express and local stopping services.

Key travel advice

Strikes by RMT members on the Merseyrail network and on Northern train services are due to take place on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. Plans are in place to keep passengers moving. Please plan ahead an allow extra time for your journey

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The Liverpool City Region is very much open for business during the work and you can still get into the city and to your destination.

Based on your final destination, the alternative travel arrangements may actually get you closer to where you want or need to be.

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journeys.

Stick to public transport wherever possible to help keep the City Region moving.

Please print off/pick up tickets in advance, BEFORE the day of travel.

There will be additional staff on hand to help at key interchanges– if you need help/advice or have a question please speak to them.

Employers and staff should consider what the impacts may be on working patterns and consider adjustments if necessary, such as the potential for flexible working.

Car parking at Liverpool South Parkway will be limited during the work to accommodate additional facilities needed to support passenger journeys. Passengers are advised to use public transport to travel to/from the station.

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