Liverpool Central station closes for 6 month £20m renovation
Liverpool Central underground railway station has closed for 6 months in order for a massive regeneration scheme which will increase it's capacity and passenger experience.
Built to replace RopeWalks' old overground railway station in the 1970s, Liverpool Central had often become a tiring and time consuming experience as demand for use of the station went beyond what had been envisaged. This of course is a testament to the popularity of RopeWalks and the adjoining Church Street areas.
Now the plan for the station in to add additional levels above which will be made of glass, allowing natural light to penetrate the station for the first time. Station walls in many areas will also be clear. Additional lifts will be put in place and rest room facilities will be greatly upgraded. New retail outlets will be introduced into the station. Pillars on the concourse will be vastly reduced and possible screen doors for protection of the passengers against trains will be implemented. All in all Liverpool Central station will be more relaxed and comfortable place to be. The Wirral Line platform will re-open on the 25th August. The Northern line platform will reopen on the 22nd October.
Because no trains will be stopping at Liverpool Central (trains will pass through), a rail replacement bus service has been introduced. These take the form of London's famous red buses.
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For more information on the station closure, including rail replacement details, please visit: www.LoveLiverpoolCentral.com
Picture courtesy of the Liverpool Echo.