New images of 100m station for Liverpool

Images of a new station in Liverpool which will contribute to Mayor Steve Rotheram’s target of reaching net zero by 2035 in the Liverpool City Region have been published.

The computer generated images show how the £100 million station at Liverpool Baltic will look. The project was to be completed by 2028, but the Mayor has committed himself to opening it in 2027.

As well as the new images, a virtual reality walkthrough is to be unveiled ‘within weeks’, and a two-month public consultation will start in June.

The new station is one of four planned by the Mayor. The others are at Daresbury in Halton, Woodchurch on the Wirral and Carr Mill in St Helens. Work to develop all three should be underway by the end of this decade.

Steve Rotheram, who was re-elected earlier this month, said: ‘Since I have been Mayor, I have worked around the clock to ensure our area has better connectivity so that people get to enjoy a reliable, accessible, affordable and integrated public transport network that helps, rather than hinders people getting around.

‘There are some unique challenges with the design of the site given that the station platform is subterranean. However, these plans for Liverpool Baltic further demonstrate our ambitions for the future of public transport in our area – a modern, fully accessible network with state-of-the-art infrastructure that unlocks opportunities for people and businesses.’

Plans for Liverpool Baltic include step-free access from the street to trains, passenger waiting areas, accessible toilets, secured monitored cycle parking and links to an improved local active travel network.

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