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Stunning new video shows how £100m Baltic station could look inside and out
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News  |  Mon - July 8, 2024 1:12 pm  |  Article Hits:847  |  A+ | a-
A stunning new video has been unveiled at the start of a 4 week public consultation into plans for a new £100m Railway Station in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle.

The Liverpool Baltic Station will serve 1 of the City Region's fastest growing areas and is 1 of 4 new Stations planned by recently re-elected Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram. He has committed to completing the project by the end of 2027; a year ahead of its previous schedule.

Mayor Rotheram has also pledged to build 3 new Stations at:- Daresbury in Halton, Woodchurch on the Wirral, and Carr Mill in St Helens, with work to develop all 3 underway by the end of the decade.

It will mean that every borough of the City Region will have had a brand new Station since Mayor Rotheram took office in 2017.

The teaser video gives views of all areas of the Station, including:- the outside plaza, ticket office, escalators, and platforms, and is taken from the virtual reality walkthrough which will go on display at 2 drop in events later this month.

Cllr Steve Foulkes, Chair of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee, said:- "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. As 1 of the fastest growing areas of our City Region, it is vital that we look to improve transport links and encourage more people to leave behind the car and travel by rail or bus where possible. The feedback we have received to the CGIs so far has been fantastic and I'm sure everyone will be impressed with the flythrough video too. We would encourage anyone interested to take part in our online survey or attend 1 of the drop in events to find out more about the scheme and give their views."

The drop in events are part of a public consultation on the Station scheme, which is now open and running until:- Sunday, 4 August 2024.

The new Station, which will be located on Merseyrail's Northern Line, will serve the UK's 'coolest neighborhoods' and the world's 11th coolest; according to Time Out magazine. The Station's name was chosen by the public in an online vote in 2022 which saw more than three-quarters opt for Liverpool Baltic.

People interested in the scheme are invited to submit their views on the scheme at the drop-in events or via the online survey.

You can find out more about the consultation and the scheme on the project webpage.

Details of the 2 drop in events, where members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions and there will be an opportunity to use the virtual reality headsets, can be found below:-
  • Baltic Creative CIC, 49 Jamaica Streer, on:- Tuesday, 16 July 2024, from:- 11am to 8pm.
     
  • FireFit Youth and Community Hub, 115 Upper Warwick St, Toxtet, on:- Tuesday, 23 July 2024, from:- 11am to 8pm.
Information gathered from the public consultation will be used to finalise the designs ahead of the planning application. Subject to approval, it's expected work will begin on site in 2025, with the Station planned for opening by the end of 2027.

Plans for Liverpool Baltic Station include:- step free access from street to train, passenger waiting facilities, fully accessible passenger toilets, secured monitored cycle parking, and links to an enhanced local active travel network.



The new Station is part of Mayor Rotheram's:- "Merseyrail for All" commitment to reach communities that are currently not connected to the local rail network by utilising the Region's new pioneering battery powered technology, which has made it possible to extend the lines beyond current boundaries. It is also hoped that it will encourage more residents to travel by public transport instead of car, supporting the Mayor's target to reach net zero by 2035; the most ambitious target for a City Region in the country."

Councillor Nick Small, Liverpool City Council's Cabinet member for Growth and Economy, said:- "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. The next few years should define the future of the Baltic Triangle for decades to come and these new images and the pending public consultation is an exciting chapter in this unfolding story."

Philippa Britton, Network Rail principal programme sponsor, added:- "It is fantastic to see the see the CGI images bring the exciting plans for Liverpool Baltic Station to life. It's been great to deliver the design of the new Station in this vibrant part of the Liverpool City Region and work alongside the combined authority and other partners."

Neil Grabham, Managing Director of Merseyrail, commented:- "This CGI video is a fantastic way to see just how incredible the new Station will be. This new Station will be a real asset not just to the Liverpool Baltic area, but to the whole of the City Region.I would encourage everyone to visit the drop-in events to judge for themselves how the new Station will look and work for customers. We're proud to be collaborating with our stakeholders in making the Merseyrail network even more integral to the lives of people who live in Liverpool, as well as visitors to our great City Region."

 

 
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