Improvements underway as part of Merseyside project

MORE than £340million is being invested by Network Rail to improve and expand the rail network on Merseyside.

The most notable work is the extensive rebuilding works at Liverpool Lime Street and reopening of the Halton Curve, near Runcorn, to allow faster direct trains between North Wales and Liverpool.

London Northwestern ‘Desiro’ No. 350125 stands in the new platform 8 on February 1 with a train for Birmingham New Street as construction work continues on the new platform 7. GEORGE JONES

In early February work was continuing to insert two additional platforms into the former taxi road between the old platforms 7 and 8 at Liverpool Lime Street.

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The previous platform 7, currently used by Virgin Trains, will become platform 6 when the next phase of improvement works is complete.

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