Platform improvements at Moorfields
The first of three platform upgrades at Moorfields station has been completed. The redeveloped Wirral Line platform, which has been closed since April, re-opened to passengers on August 24.
Moorfields is the latest station on Merseyside to be redeveloped as part of a £40 million Network Rail investment that includes work at James Street, Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Hamilton Square.
Improvements include better platforms, walkways and upper and lower concourse areas. There will be new flooring, fresh cladding on the walls and brighter lighting.
Since the project was announced, an additional £4.4m investment has been announced at Moorfields, on top of the original £8m, to replace nine of the station’s escalators.
This will improve the reliability and lifespan of the escalators, which carry 6.5 million passengers a year - a number that is predicted to continue to increase. The work will take place over the next 12 months.
Work to complete the Moorfields upgrade was rescheduled in July, when a three-week extension was required to complete the platform upgrade. This means work on the two remaining platforms will now be scheduled for 2016.