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23.07.20

Bromborough station prepares for modern refurbishment

Bromborough station is set to see improvement work as the region’s railway network progresses for the future.

The changes to the station, located on the Wirral, is part of a collaboration between Network Rail, Merseyrail and Merseytravel.

The operators will be working together over the next six months to deliver the upgrades, including fitting a new substation and cabling to provide power supply for future new trains. This work is part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s half a billion-pound new trains programme.

The stations footbridge is also being renewed, with work beginning on the 27th of July and is set to be completed in October, so it remains safe and reliable for years to come

The car park at the station is also to be extended by adding 50 additional spaces. Merseytravel is planning to start the work to extend the car park in the Autumn and is planned to be finished in Spring 2021.

Passengers services will not be affected during the work, but the station car park has now been closed until November. As upgrades progress, it will then be partially reopened in Spring next year.

Throughout the car park closure passengers are encouraged to cycle or walk to the station or use Eastham Rake Station car park and Spital as alternatives.

Network Rail’s North West Route Director, Phil James, said: “We’ve worked closely with our colleagues at Merseyrail and Merseytravel to combine our improvement programmes at Bromborough station and minimise disruption to passengers as much as possible while we deliver them.

“This much-needed work will not only help bring the new trains onto the Merseyrail network, but will also improve the passenger experience through Bromborough station. This is another great example of the Great North Rail Project in action.”

Managing Director at Merseyrail, Andy Heath, said: “The expansion of Bromborough car park and the refurbishment of the footbridge is a positive project that will benefit passengers that use this station on a regular basis, and allowing people to make their journey greener by swapping the car for the train.

“The power supply works are also another step towards bringing the new state-of-the-art trains onto our network, which will revolutionise the passenger experience across the Liverpool City Region.”

Image: Network Rail 

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