Merseytravel invests £90k into Waterloo station upgrade

Michael Hunt

Transport authority Merseytravel has invested £90,000 into the refurbishment of Waterloo train station in Liverpool.

Work includes an upgraded station entrance, improvements to the staircase and access ramp with installation of double handrails, enhanced lighting and security fencing renovation.

Cllr Mark Dowd-Merseytravel chairCllr Mark Dowd, chair of Merseytravel said: "This investment will benefit the many passengers who use Waterloo station daily.

"We are committed to investing wherever we can in stations and facilities that will improve our passengers' journeys and have a lasting effect on the quality of the station."

Funding has been provided from Merseytravel's National Stations Improvement Programme, which is a joint industry initiative funded primarily by the Department for Transport. It was introduced in 2007 as part of the Rail White Paper.

Waterloo station is one of seven on the Merseyrail network to receive funding through the National Stations Improvement Programme.

Other stations benefitting include Liverpool Central, Hall Road, Hooton, Meols, Rock Ferry and Huyton.

Earlier this year, Ormskirk station was the first station in the country to benefit with an investment of £500,000, plus £200,000 from Merseytravel, as part of an overall £1.6m refurbishment programme.

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