Merseyrail confirms Moorfields revamp

Moorfields will be the next of Liverpool's underground stations to undergo a refurbishment, with the £8m works due to begin on Monday 13 April and take a year to complete.

The station will remain open throughout, however all three platforms will close temporarily at different times for a few months to allow work to take place.

Merseyrail said improvements will be made to platforms, walkways, and the upper and lower concourse areas. There will be new flooring, fresh enamel cladding on the walls and brighter lighting.

The phased platform closures are as follows:

  • Wirral line, platform 3: closed 13 April until 3 August 2015
  • Northern line, platform 2 (towards Sandhills): closed 3 August to 15 November 2015
  • Northern line, platform 1 (towards Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross): closed 4 January to April 2016

The dates for the phased closure of the three platforms have been chosen to minimise disruption to journeys while various major events are held, such as the Grand National and the three Cunard cruise liner visits in May, as well as to accommodate the extra passengers who come into town for Christmas.

Moorfields is the last of the five underground stations being refurbished as part of Network Rail's £40m investment to upgrade Merseyrail's loop line stations. The other stations were Liverpool Central, James Street, Lime Street and Hamilton Square, which is due to open on 27 March.

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