The first phase of Liverpool Lime Street’s major upgrade will be completed this weekend in time for the station fully reopening on Monday (23 October).
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LNW runs from London Euston in the south, through the West Midlands, the north west of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. It is home to the West Coast main line, the busiest mixed use railway in Europe and the main long distance route between England Scotland. LNW supports the major British cities outside of London – including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as several smaller cities such as Wolverhampton, Stoke, Coventry and Carlisle. Train operators on the route include Virgin Trains, London Midland, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
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Residents living near the railway and passengers who travel between Blackpool and Preston are being invited to find out more about the next phase of upgrade work at two drop in events.
With just one month to go, passengers are being reminded to plan their journeys as the region counts down to the 19 week transformation of the railway between Blackpool and Preston.
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Passengers travelling between Liverpool and Preston, Blackpool, Wigan, St Helens and Manchester Victoria can begin to use Lime Street from today (9 October) after two platforms reopened.
- Over 2,000 more services a week to carry 40,000 more customers by 2020.
- Rail is forecasted to support 27,000 more jobs in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester by 2022.
- Better rail connections bringing northern cities closer together right now.
Train customers are reminded to plan ahead so they can stay on the move during a major transformation of Liverpool Lime Street station which starts tomorrow (Saturday 30 September).