Lime Street Station in Liverpool City Centre has had a major refurbishment over the last two months but construction will be completed tomorrow. On Friday I got a first look at the improvements and after touring the station I can safely say that it is fit for the future.

Lime Street Works Update

My reaction to Lime Street engineering work being finished and the station being back in use this morning #ItsLiverpool

Posted by Maria Eagle MP on Monday, July 30, 2018

Network Rail used a £140million budget to widen and lengthen the platforms as well as building an entirely two new platforms. The improved platforms will allow easier access for a wide range of trains and the new platforms increases capacity by three trains an hour. This is great news for Liverpool. Greater capacity means more visitors and another boost for our growing tourist economy.

The engineers and construction workers have done a tremendous job. The improvements posed a very complex engineering challenge – very old infrastructure, very constrained because of the cuttings and because of the Grade II listed status of the station – but they have delivered exactly what they said they would. More than that the works are on time and to budget.

We now need to make sure that it doesn’t end here, Liverpool must have an HS2 link and routes to Manchester must be improved.

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