17th October 2018

For the past 18 months the station has built new track, extended platforms, and upgraded signalling, to form part of the wider £1bn Great North Rail Project.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling said: “When Concourse House was demolished, it opened up Lime Street’s grade II façade to the city again and made it a much more fitting neighbour for the magnificent St George’s Hall, and the other historic buildings of Liverpool’s World Heritage site.

“Now these improvements mean the interior of the station matches the exterior. Work on the platforms, tracks and signalling equipment of the station will deliver longer trains, more reliable services, more seats and faster journeys.

“Working closely with Network Rail and train operators, they will ensure people see significant benefits from the £1 billion Great North Rail Project. They are part of the government’s determination to put better journeys for passengers at the heart of everything we do.”

The station is served by Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin, London North Western Railway, East Midlands Trains and, in its underground station, Merseyrail.

17th October 2018