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24.08.15

Wirral Line platform reopens after £12m Moorfields investment

The Wirral Line platform, the first to be upgraded at Moorfields station in Liverpool, has been completed as part of a £12m Network Rail investment project.

It is the latest station on Merseyside to be redeveloped as a result of a wider £40m investment in partnership with Merseyrail and Merseytravel.

The four-month improvement works installed better platforms, walkways and upper and lower concourse areas, as well as new flooring, fresh enamel cladding, brighter lightening and a less cluttered environment.

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s managing director, said: “We are delighted that Moorfields has hit a key milestone in its refurbishment and that once again, regular Wirral Line customers can travel to and from the station. The temporary closure of a platform or a station is never good news, but we hope that passengers believe it has been worth the wait and will appreciate the vastly improved look and feel of the Wirral Line platform.”

The two remaining platforms will be rescheduled to take place in 2016 after a three-week extension was required to complete the Wirral Line upgrade.

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