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April 13, 2015

Refurbishment work starts at UK’s Moorfields station

The UK's Network Rail has started refurbishment work at Moorfields station, as part of an £8m investment to modernise the station for Liverpool's business district.

By Samseer M

Moorfields station

The UK’s Network Rail has started refurbishment work at Moorfields station, as part of an £8m investment to modernise the station for Liverpool’s business district.

This project is part of Network Rail’s £40m investment aimed to deliver a better railway for the increasing number of rail commuters.

During this refurbishment programme, areas such as platforms, walkways, and the upper and lower concourse areas of the station will be improved.

In addition, this will bring new flooring, fresh enamel cladding on the walls and brighter lighting, more airy and less cluttered environment.

Network Rail area manager Chris Littler said: "This is the latest phase of our investment in the railway on Merseyside to provide passengers with modern stations and a railway they can rely on.

"This is the latest phase of our investment in the railway on Merseyside."

"The work has been carefully planned with Merseyrail to limit disruption to passengers as much as possible and, by closing one platform at a time, we are able to keep the station open and keep the majority of trains running, particularly during some of the high-profile events that are happening in Liverpool and the surrounding area over the coming months."

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The entire project is expected to be completed in mid-2016.

Operated by Merseyrail, Moorfields is the last of the five underground stations to be refurbished as part of Network Rail investment.

Works have been completed in stations, including Liverpool Central, James Street, Lime Street and Hamilton Square.

Meanwhile, Merseyrail and Network Rail will run a comprehensive communication campaign to advice passengers how to travel throughout the phased closure of Moorfields station.


Image: Moorfields station will see improvements to platforms, walkways, and the upper and lower concourse areas. Photo: courtesy of Network Rail.

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