Thanks to a £3.3 million investment, the pledge for a new station at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby, is now one step closer.
The potential design for the new station have been revealed in illustrations with the plans, including a proposal for 500 park and ride spaces and a bus interchange. The station will also have step-free access throughout and onto the new Merseyrail trains.
The additional funding, from the Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund, has been approved to move to the next stage of Network Rail’s design process.
The full scheme includes the extension of the Merseyrail network beyond the existing Kirkby station. It means that residents in the Northwood and Tower Hill areas of the town are even closer to services on the Merseyrail network.
It would see Merseyrail services run into the new station, as opposed to the current services which run as far as Kirkby. Northern services from Wigan and Manchester would also operate to and from the new station.
There are plans for the new station to be operational by 2023.
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