Merseyrail stations close as network prepares for new 'state of the art' trains; Disruption is expected as replacement bus services scheduled for passengers.
Byline: Lottie Gibbons
A number of Merseyrail stations have closed as the next phase of work to prepare the network for anew fleet of trains gets underway.
State-of-the-art new trains are set to arrive inthe region next year.
Due to the length of time the infrastructure has been in place, during the first phase of platform upgrade work, it was revealed that some further work is required in preparation for the new trains.
The work involves altering the height of the station platforms and realigning tracks to ensure the new trains' sliding step can meet the platform edge.
Merseyrailis attempting to minimise disruption to passengers and neighbours, but some stations are closed with rail replacement buses provided during those times.
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Passengers are being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey.
Platform upgrade works will take place on the Kirkby line between September 7 and September 15.
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Due to platform upgrade works platform two (towards Rock Ferry) will be out of use between September 8 and October 20.
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One of the new Class 777 trains coming soon to the Merseyrail network
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