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Construction of Merseyrail’s new £13m Maghull North station begins

Work has begun on the construction of a new railway station at Maghull North.

The station is due to be open in May 2018, on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail’s Northern Line, in support of a new 370-home housing development. It will offer relief to Maghull railway station.

The Merseyrail-staffed station will feature passenger waiting facilities, a ticket office, toilet facilities, step-free access with lifts and a bridge between both platforms and the station building.

In addition there will be a 156-space car park and future provision for electric vehicle charging points.


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The £13 million project is being funded through the government’s Local Growth Fund, Merseytravel and the Homes and Communities Association, which previously owned the land on which the station will be built.

Network Rail are undertaking the scheme on behalf of Merseytravel, using the contractor Buckingham Group.

Network Rail’s London North Western route managing director Martin Frobisher said, ‘With passenger figures set to double during peak periods by 2043, the upgrade to the railway across Merseyside is vital to transform train travel for passengers in the future.’

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