VIDEO | Flythrough of proposed Baltic Triangle station

Set on the site of the old St James station in Liverpool, the new station has received backing from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Network Rail, Merseyrail and Liverpool City Council.

The new station is still in the design development phase. The land for the station has been purchased, but more funding will be needed for the construction stage of the scheme. If that funding can be secured, LCR anticipates the station opening in 2025.

The original St James station was built in 1874 and closed in 1917. The site is located near the old Cains Brewery and the Anglican Cathedral.

The new station would be on the Northern Line, located between Liverpool Central and Brunswick Station. It would have a cycle hub, passenger toilets, a passenger drop-off area and step-free access to and between platforms.

While the station continues to be designed, the project’s partners are soliciting public opinion on three proposed names for the new building: Liverpool Baltic, Liverpool Parliament Street, and Liverpool Riverside. You can vote on your favourite name at newliverpoolstation.commonplace.is.

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has pledged to build the station.

“I am ambitious about the future of public transport in our region and Liverpool’s new station – alongside another new station at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby – are only the first step towards an expanded ‘Merseyrail for All’ network,” Rotheram said. “I want our region to have what London has had for years – a transport system that is affordable, reliable, and easy to use.”

St James Station CGI 2, LCRCA, P LCR Combined Authority

Aerial view of the proposed new station on the former St James site. Credit: LCR

Cllr Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for economic development, said that the station project had reached “a symbolic but hugely significant step in the journey to bringing the station back into use.

“A huge amount of work is going on behind the scenes to ensure this redesign works not just from a transport point of view, but also how it fits into the ongoing regeneration of the area and supports existing residential communities,” she continued.

“Whatever name the public chooses it’s safe to say the station will be a real game-changer in more ways than one.”

Merseyrail managing director Andy Heath said it seemed fitting that customers would choose the name of the station, as “customers are at the heart of everything we do”.

“The station will be a welcome addition to the area which has seen exponential growth in both creative and hospitality industries, as well as residential developments in recent years,” Heath said. “We look forward to serving people that live, work and socialise there.”

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If that funding can be secured ???????
IF

By Anonymous

How cool is that!

By Rich X

Finally!! Woooooooo

By CFN

Wonderful, let’s hope it gets built and no vote seeking councillor objects to it?

By Abolish LCC

Anfield Station next!

By Kloppite

That looks very Metropolitan! and not unlike Southwark tube station but without the curve.
Like the cafe too, and the platform area, would propose they call it Baltic-St James, in the manner of dual-named Parisian stations like Reaumur- Sebastopol.
By the way can they re-name the Headbolt Lane station Kirkby Brook, it`s got a better ring to it.

By Anonymous

@Kloppite 100% agree

By CFN

It would be astonishing if the funding was not fully secured. The land having been secured reduces a lot of risk.
There is so much potential associated with this new station and the new rolling stock on the highly regarded and popular Merseyrail network.

By Anonymous

Ah look development in Liverpool, most likely to be rejected by the council and planning department like anything else progressive in the city. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

By Progressive

Let’s hope this is built with Bricks ,.Concrete and Glass..This art deco design is Attractive..No more plastic panels please.

By John Lynn

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