VIDEO | Fly through £100m Liverpool Baltic station plans

Take a sneak peek of the future railway station in this CGI video, released to coincide with the start of a four-week consultation on the project.

Owen Ellis is the principal designer for the future Liverpool Baltic station, with Owen Ellis as the architect.

The new station comprises an outside plaza, ticket office, fully accessible passenger toilets, secured and monitored cycle parking, escalators, and, of course, platforms. The £100m project is funded through City Region Transport Settlements from the Department for Transport.

The consultation concludes on 4 August and can be accessed at

Liverpool Baltic Station CGI , LCR, p LCR

Liverpool Baltic is on track for a 2027 opening. Credit: via Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Feedback from the consultation will be considered in an upcoming planning application. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, which is leading the endeavour alongside Network Rail, hopes that work can begin on the station in 2025. If this happens, Liverpool Baltic could be ready for commuters by the end of 2027.

Liverpool Baltic is one of four new rail stations promised by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram. The other three are Daresbury in Halton, Woodchurch in Wirral, and Carr Mill in St Helens. Work on these stations is due to start before the decade is out.

“The Liverpool Baltic station scheme is another fantastic example of the investment we are putting into the city region to deliver Mayor Steve Rotheram’s ambition of a reliable, accessible, affordable, and integrated public transport network that helps, rather than hinders people getting around,” said Cllr Steve Foulkes, chair of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority transport committee.

Cllr Nick Small, Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for growth and economy, added: “The new Liverpool Baltic station has huge potential to help drive the economic growth of this part of the city centre and will act as a vital service for the long-standing residential community.

“Its development will also complement the council’s plans to improve the public realm in the area for both residents and visitors alike,” he continued.

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It’s still ifs and hopes but not will , and then a consultation to end this December 2024 and then a planning application after that, and possibly a start on site sometime in 2025 with potential completion forecast for 2027. OMG how long has this been going on for just 1 station, a complete Everton Stadium will be completed in far less time.
Of course the Councillor for Growth and Economy has to chip in and state the obvious so we know he’s still around.

By Anonymous

Vastly over engineered with a cost of £100M. It is only a stopping station on one line with no interchange to another line!!

By Old Hall Street

Good to see that Ashwell Motors survives. Great service, low cost and a cheerful bunch.

By More Anonymous than the others

It looks good, but Id ditch those funny tower bits. Part of this should have been considered for air-rights to make it pay for its self. This should be under construction already and with surrounding additional developments – that wasteland next to the ‘park’ should be homes.

By GetItBuilt!

Looks great

By Anonymous

Given the city normally has to feed off crumbs in comparison to other areas particularly the south this would be a welcome investment . My concern is given the new Everton stadium will be live within 12 months the plan for Sandhills is holding pens for fans to manage crowds ?? . The stadium will instantly become a year round attraction and warrants a well thought out public transport strategy now ,its not as if this has just crept up on the planners.

By Paul M - Woolton

Slightly torn here. It looks like a great anchor for a very promising area, and designed to operate at scale (that is going to take many years to build), but does look over-engineered. If I think about Metrolink in Manchester some of the stops are incredibly basic, but they’ve managed to deliver a big system at construction costs that competitive for an English speaking countries, but above what happens in places like Italy. If you look at Italy, which is building out quite a few metro lines the stations are very basic, but they build a lot more than us.

By Rich X

Think the money would be better spent on Sandhills to enable sustainable travel choices to Bramley Moore

By Jeremy Pieface

Far too over engineered and expensive. Too much delay also. Halve the cost and use some to demolish the ridiculous Moorfields high level entrance. The advantage here would be easier access for all – abled and disabled. Also the station could stay operational as it has an alternative entrance on Old Hall Street. Rotherham needs to step out of the shadow of Burnham and start to ask the new government for equal power and budget over local transport. He won’t as he is useless and knows he has a well paid job for life.

By Anonymous

I see Tyne and Wear want a £700m extension to their metro network , they’ve got vision and ambition , come on Mayor Steve can you match that?

By Anonymous

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