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03.10.13

Huyton track extension work open to consultation

Plans for a new section of railway track near Huyton railway station are now out to consultation. The work forms part of the Northern Hub and aims to improve capacity on the line between Manchester and Liverpool, via Newton-le-Willows. 

The number of tracks running through Huyton and Roby will be increased from two to four, and a public consultation on construction for a section of track which will extend onto land not owned by Network Rail. 

Huyton and Roby stations will also be improved as part of the scheme. If approved, the work will be complete by 2017. 

Dyan Crowther, route managing director at Network Rail, said: “The Northern Hub is an important investment programme for the North of England. It will create space for up to 700 more trains every day and help provide over £4bn worth of wider economic benefits for the region. The plans at Huyton and Roby to increase capacity on the line between Liverpool and Manchester are a key part of the Hub and we look forward to meeting stakeholders to discuss the scheme.” 

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Comments

Mikeyb   04/10/2013 at 17:57

This probably the result of railway land being sold off when the original four tracks between Edge Hill and Huyton were reduced to two, in a cost-saving move. Sheer folly at the time.

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