Liverpool Lime Street underground station shut for refurbishments

Liverpool Lime Street underground station
Image caption The work is part of a "rolling programme" of refurbishments to the city's underground stations

The underground station at Liverpool Lime Street has been closed for four months to allow refurbishment work to take place.

The lower-level platform at the station will be shut until 22 August, during which time no Wirral services will stop at the station.

A Merseyrail spokesman said passengers for Wirral should use Moorfields, James Street or Liverpool Central instead.

The work will not affect services to Lime Street's main station.

The closure follows last year's renovation of Liverpool Central station and is part of a £40m "rolling programme" of work on all of the city's underground stations, the spokesman said.

The work beginning at Lime Street coincides with the completion of refurbishments at James Street, which will reopen fully on Monday.

Merseyrail managing director Maarten Spaargaren said he was sorry for the inconvenience to passengers "in the short term", but was "confident that they will ultimately believe the work being carried out is worth the wait".

The work is being jointly funded by Merseytravel and Network Rail.

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