Lime Street set to re-open tomorrow
We’ll all be able to get home again
Liverpool Lime Street Station will reopen tomorrow, a week after it was closed when a trackside wall collapsed on the tracks. An announcement made today stated that the national train regulator Network Rail would re-open Lime Street tomorrow, full 24-hours ahead of revised schedule.
200 tonnes of debris landed on the tracks last Tuesday, after a wall overlooking the tracks collapsed. The land owner of the property backing onto the wall faced council action over dangerous storage practises at the site.
In a statement posted on twitter, Network Rail Liverpool Lime Street said that “Scores of orange army engineers [had] worked around the clock” to get the station open again.
Lime Street has been completely shut with no trains leaving the station. Rail users have had to find alternate routes around the disruption and the regularly used London Euston service has seen students having to disembark at Runcorn and catch rail replacement coaches to the city centre.
3rd year English student Lulu said: “I’m glad it’s reopening. I had a nightmare weekend trying to navigate my way home from Liverpool and back and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone”.