All the rail investment schemes are due to be completed by the end of 2019. While some will not impact on your journeys at all, others may require that alternative transport arrangements are put in place for certain periods.
You can be assured that Network Rail, Merseytravel and transport operators will continue to work together on transport plans that balance the need to get essential and complex work done with the need to keep people moving and the city region ‘open for business’.
There is project specific advice, but key advice for all projects that will involve some disruption, will be:
Businesses across the Liverpool City Region are encouraged to play their part, reinforcing the 'open for business' message and showcasing all that the City Region has to offer.
The work to improve Lime Street station will mean there will be periods within autumn 2017 and 2018 where people who usually use the station will have to make some changes to the journey. However, the Liverpool City Region will remain 'open for business' with robust alernative transport arrangements in place.
The transport plan will involve keeping people on the rail network wherever possible, diverting many mainline services to Liverpool South Parkway and getting people to and from the city on the Merseyrail network. Where rail replacement buses are offered, every attempt has been made to procure the best quality buses.
For phase 1 of the works the station will be closed either fully or partially for 22 days between 30th September 2017 and 22nd October 2017.
Phase 2 of the works in 2018 will be slightly longer and dates for this work will be released in autumn 2017.
Key advice during these works;
There is an extensive marketing and communications drive highlighting that the Liverpool City Region is still 'open for business' during the upgrade, for work and leisure. There are materials that you can use to help promote the works and transport alternatives for staff, delegates and visitors through your own communications. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the travel plans during the Lime Street station upgrade click here