The first stage of upgrades to remodel platforms and upgrade signalling at Liverpool Lime Street station has now been completed, as part of eight-week programme.
Part of the Great North Rail Project, the upgrade at Lime Street is the biggest level of investment seen at the station since the 19th century.
The remodelled platforms mean direct services can run between Lime Street and Manchester Victoria, and Wigan for onward connections to Preston, Yorkshire and the North East.
It is part of a £340 million investment across the Liverpool City Region and the signalling upgrade is essential to cope with the forecast of doubling of peak-time travellers through the station by 2043.
Network Rail’s engineers have undertaken building of concrete foundations for platform extensions, platform resurfacing, track drainage, renewals and remodelling, as well as overhead line re-wiring – all of which can be seen in the video.
Video courtesy of Network Rail.