£140m transformation of Liverpool Lime Street completed to schedule


By Tony Miles

COMPLETION of the £140million upgrade of Liverpool Lime Street station was marked by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling when he unveiled a commemorative plaque
on the station concourse on October 15.

Network Rail said the reopening coincided with the first ever #StationsDay, which celebrated the £5.2billion investment “to regenerate Britain’s rail stations as part of the rail industry’s long-term plan to change and improve”.

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A panoramic view of the revised platform layout at Liverpool Lime Street. TONY MILES

Eighteen months of intensive work has seen the creation of new platforms, taking the total number of platform faces from nine to 10, with several lengthened and most of them widened as the station prepares to handle additional services in the next few years.

The final pieces of work had been completed the previous day (October 14) as the newly extended platform 1 – previously platform 2 – was brought into passenger use.

Platform 1 has been extended by 60m, from 160m to 220m, to accommodate longer trains.

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