The Wirral line platform at Moorfields has reopened to customers, following several months of refurbishment as part of a £12m investment to upgrade the entire station.
Improvements throughout the station include better platforms, walkways and upper and lower concourse areas. New flooring, fresh enamel cladding on the walls and brighter lighting have all been installed, creating a cleaner, more airy and less cluttered environment.
Since the original project was confirmed, Network Rail announced that they had secured an additional £4.4m to replace nine of the station’s escalators to improve their reliability and lifespan. 6.5 million passengers a year use these escalators, a figure which is predicted to continue rising over the next few year. This investment is in addition to the £8m initially allocated to upgrade the station. The work will take place over the next 12 months.
The refurbishment of Moorfields is part of the £40m investment to overhaul all five underground stations on the Merseyrail network. Improvements have already been made to Lime Street, Central, Hamilton Square and James Street over the last three years.