Liverpool Lime Street station looks cleaner and brighter thanks to collaborative working by railway staff and contractors.
Teams from J. Murphy & Sons Limited recently completed a series of new platform improvements at Lime Street. The £2.4 million project involved resurfacing platforms 1-5 with new paving flags and tactile warning flag stones. These will improve passenger safety and modernise the overall platform environment. The scheme also saw the reconstruction of the concourse linking the ends of platforms 1-6 together.
Driven by innovation and best practice, the Murphy project team deployed solar-powered power pods to reduce the site’s carbon footprint and environmental impact. Mechanical mixers, hydraulic flag splitters and remote controlled breakers were also used and virtually eliminated hand arm vibration. A new system of pre-sealing paving stones was also deployed, saving considerable time over traditional drying and grouting methods.
Says Richard Smith, Murphy site agent, ‘The project really showcased the collaborative spirit needed to deliver the new platforms safely, on time, within budget and all with minimal disruption to the travelling public. Network Rail and the train operating companies deserve a lot of credit and it’s great to see the platforms now looking safe and bright for passengers.’