Platform remodelling has begun at Liverpool Lime Street station, as part of a £340M upgrade in the city.
Concrete foundations for remodelled platforms, overhead line rewiring, track drainage, track renewals and track remodelling have all been carried out by Network Rail engineers over the past eight weeks.
Virtual reality was used to cut the amount of time needed on track and avoid overlaps between engineering teams, reducing the risk of construction overrunning. Work is set to finish in October and will see the layout and length of the station’s platforms changed and signalling upgraded.
The overhaul at Liverpool Lime Street forms part of a £340M Liverpool City Region deal, which includes signalling upgrades on a 1.5km section of track known as the Halton Curve project and a new Maghull North station.
Network Rail London North Western route managing director Martin Frobisher said: “The Liverpool Lime Street upgrade is an integral part of the Great North Rail Project, a team effort across the rail industry to transform train travel for customers across the North by 2020 through track and train improvements.”
Direct trains are now running between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria as a result of the track work.
The Liverpool City Region deal is part of the Great North Rail project, finishing this year, which will see track and signalling improvements boost services across the North.
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