Liverpool Lime Street wall collapse: Station to reopen a day early

Before and after pictures of the tracks Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption Workers cleared the rubble and fixed overhead lines

A railway station forced to close when a wall collapsed on to the tracks is to fully reopen on Wednesday, Network Rail has confirmed.

Liverpool Lime Street has been shut since 200 tonnes of debris fell on to all four tracks on the approach into the station on 28 February.

Services had been expected to resume on Thursday but Network Rail said it would reopen a day earlier than planned.

And Virgin Trains said it would run trains in and out of the station later.

A spokesman said: "We will resume running normal services in and out of Liverpool Lime Street on Tuesday evening."

Trains from East Midlands, Northern, London Midland and TransPennine Express will be operating to and from the station again on Wednesday.

Network Rail said it was "thrilled" to be able to "get customers moving again".

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Image caption Travellers are being advised to check before they travel

Martin Frobisher, managing director of Network Rail's London-North Western route, said engineers have "worked tirelessly" to clear the rubble from the tracks and repair the signalling system and damaged overhead lines.

"We're grateful for the teamwork and support of train companies and for the patience of both passengers and neighbouring residents and businesses."

Travellers are advised to check before they travel.

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Image caption Two hundred tonnes of debris fell on to the tracks

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