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Liverpool Lime Street re-opens after first phase of upgrade work is complete

A 23-day transformation of Liverpool Lime Street has finished with the station now fully re-open to the public.

During the project engineers replaced almost 2,000m of track, redesigned and lengthened platforms and built two new ones: platforms 7 and 8.

A modern signalling system was also installed during the first nine days of the work, which allowed trains to run in and out of platforms 1 and 2 for the majority of the upgrade.

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Phase 2 will take place over Christmas and summer 2018 and will include further signalling upgrades, widening, lengthening and remodelling of platform 6 and the installation of overhead line equipment.

From 2019 an extra three services per hour in and out of Lime Street station, including direct services to Scotland, will be able to run thanks to the project.

Watch a timelapse of the upgrade work at Liverpool Street Station:

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