Plans for £100m Liverpool Baltic station revealed

Plans for £100m Liverpool Baltic station revealed

New images of the £100m Liverpool Baltic station scheme have been revealed showing how the new rail link will look in the heart of one of the city region’s fastest growing areas.

The new station is one of four planned by Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram, who has committed to completing the project by the end of 2027 – a year ahead of its current schedule.

The other three stations are Daresbury in Halton, Woodchurch on the Wirral and Carr Mill in St Helens, with work to develop them underway by the end of the decade.

Steve Rotheram, mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “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.

“Liverpool Baltic is just the first in a pipeline of new stations we will be delivering over the next few years to ensure we are connecting local people to each other and to the opportunities we are creating.”

Plans for Liverpool Baltic station include step-free access from street to train, passenger waiting facilities, fully accessible passenger toilets, secured monitored cycle parking and links to an enhanced local active travel network.

The new station is part of the mayor’s Merseyrail for All commitment to reach communities that are currently not connected to the local rail network by utilising the region’s new pioneering battery powered technology, which has made it possible to extend the lines beyond current boundaries.

It is also hoped that it will encourage more residents to travel by public transport instead of car, supporting the mayor’s target to reach net zero by 2035.

The images have been unveiled ahead of a public consultation in June and July over plans for the new station.

As part of the consultation, a new virtual reality (VR) walkthrough will allow members of public to place themselves within the station and view its facilities and points of interest.

The engagement period will begin on Monday, June 3 and close at 5pm on Friday, July 26 

Information gathered from this will be used to finalise the designs ahead of the planning application. 

Subject to approval, it is expected work will begin on site in 2025, with the station planned for opening by the end of 2027.

Neil Grabham, managing director of Merseyrail, added: “These images reveal for the first time the fantastic new Merseyrail station that our customers will be enjoying in the near future. 

“This is an incredibly complex project, but the end result will be something that will make a massive difference – not just to the Liverpool Baltic area, but to the whole of the city region.”


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