Train customers reminded to plan ahead as Liverpool Lime Street station upgrade begins: Liverpool Lime Street Station refurbishment

Friday 1 Jun 2018

Train customers reminded to plan ahead as Liverpool Lime Street station upgrade begins

London North Western

Train customers are reminded to plan ahead so they can stay on the move during a major transformation of Liverpool Lime Street station.

While there will be changes to journeys while Merseyside’s main station is being transformed from tomorrow (2 June) until 29 July, Liverpool City Region remains very much “open for business” throughout this time.

Train customers will be kept on trains wherever possible. Many main line rail services will be diverted to Liverpool South Parkway so people can access the city on the Merseyrail network.

Please visit for travel information, including connecting train services and advice on the simplest way to complete your journey during Lime Street’s major upgrade.  All passengers are advised to check before every journey and plan ahead.

Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s London North Western route managing director, said: “With passenger figures set to double during peak periods by 2043, the Liverpool Lime Street upgrade is vital to transform train travel for passengers in the future.

“Our work will enable faster, more frequent and reliable train services to run in and out of the station by 2019.”

The Lime Street upgrade is the biggest transformation the station has seen since the 19th Century. It is one of 10 major railway upgrades that make up the £340m railway investment in the Liverpool City Region by the end of 2019, and sits within the wider Great North Rail Project to transform rail travel for customers in the north of England.

Once complete, the 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 space for passengers, in and out of the station.

Contact information

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