Liverpool Baltic platform

New images of station in UK’s “coolest neighbourhood”

New images have been revealed of the £100 million Liverpool Baltic station, offering a preview of what the new rail link will look like upon completion.

The new station will be located in one of Liverpool’s fastest-growing areas, near to the former Cains Brewery and Anglican Cathedral, which was described as the UK’s “coolest neighbourhood.”

It is one of four new stations planned by Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, with the other three at Daresbury, Woodchurch on the Wirral, and Carr Mill in St Helens.

The Mayor has committed to completing the Liverpool Baltic station project by the end of 2027, with work on the other three stations to be underway by the end of the decade.

It means that every borough in the Liverpool city region will have had a brand-new station since 2017.

Liverpool Baltic main station building

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “There are some unique challenges with the design of the site given that the station platform is subterranean. However, these plans for Liverpool Baltic further demonstrate our ambitions for the future of public transport in our area – a modern, fully accessible network with state-of-the-art infrastructure that unlocks opportunities for people and businesses.

“Liverpool Baltic is just the first in a pipeline of new stations we will be delivering over the next few years to ensure we are connecting local people to each other and to the opportunities we are creating.”

Neil Grabham, Managing Director of Merseyrail, said: “These images reveal for the first time the fantastic new Merseyrail station that our customers will be enjoying in the near future. This is an incredibly complex project, but the end result will be something that will make a massive difference - not just to the Liverpool Baltic area, but to the whole of the city region.

“We’re really proud to be collaborating with our stakeholders in making the Merseyrail network even more integral to the lives of people who live in Liverpool, as well as visitors to our great city region.”

The public will be consulted on plans for the station throughout June and July, which include step-free access from street to train, waiting facilities, fully accessible toilets, secure cycle parking and links to an enhanced local active travel network.

Baltic station ticket office and concourse

Information gathered from the consultation will be used to finalise the designs ahead of the planning application, with construction work expected to begin in 2025.

The station is part of the Mayor’s “Merseyrail for All” commitment to reach communities not currently connected to the local rail network by utilising the region’s pioneering battery technology, which makes it possible to extend lines beyond current boundaries.

This feeds into a plan to encourage more people to use public transport, supporting the Mayor’s plan to reach net zero by 2035 – the most ambitious target for a city region in the UK.

Image credit: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

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