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20.02.14

Northern Hub track work plans submitted

Network Rail has submitted plans for a new section of rail near Huyton station as part of the Northern Hub.

The application is for a Transport and Works Act Order to gain consent to complete work on the fourth track on adjacent land currently occupied by a telephone exchange and bus station.

The planning permission would allow Network Rail to construct a new 240m section to allow additional non-stopping services to run on the line. Subject to consent, work is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

Martin Frobisher, area director for Network Rail, said: “The Northern Hub will transform the railway in the north of England. It will create space for up to 700 more trains every day which will boost capacity and provide better journey options for passengers. The plans at Huyton and Roby are a key part of this investment and will help to increase capacity on the line between Liverpool and Manchester.”

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