Work due to start on Birkenhead station

Simon Donohue

Work will start this month on improvements to Birkenhead North Station, according to Merseytravel.

The second phase of works will link the car park to the station via a new, fully accessible pedestrian bridge equipped with passenger lifts, giving step free access to both platforms.

Due for completion by March 2014, the improvements will make Birkenhead North Station accessible and compliant with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Phase one of the scheme provided a new 274 space car park with dedicated Blue Badge parking, lighting, CCTV coverage, secure fencing and provision of adequate drainage, allowing for climate change and offers increased access and convenience for passengers travelling toward Liverpool, New Brighton, West Kirby and beyond.

Working with Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, the park and ride projects at both Birkenhead North and Bidston stations have been put in place by Merseytravel to meet the increasing demand for parking spaces with easy access to the rail network and to alleviate problems being caused by on street congestion and parking around Birkenhead stations.

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