Stunning new images of the planned £100 million Liverpool Baltic station revealed

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  • New CGIs reveal the latest station design
  • Virtual reality walkthrough to be revealed in a few weeks
  • The public can be consulted on the plans in June and July
  • Station will serve ‘Britain’s coolest area’, according to Time Out

Stunning new images of the £100 million Liverpool Baltic station have been unveiled, showing what the new rail link will look like in the heart of one of the city region’s fastest growing areas.

The new station is one of four planned by recently re-elected Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, who has committed to completing the project by the end of 2027 – a year ahead of the current schedule.

Baltic CGI of station

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

It means that every borough in the city region will have had a brand new station since Mayor Rotheram took office in 2017.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:

“Since becoming Mayor, I have worked around the clock to ensure our area has better connectivity so that people can enjoy a reliable, accessible, affordable and integrated public transport network that helps, rather than hinders, people.

“There are some unique challenges in designing the site as the platform is underground. However, these plans for Liverpool Baltic further demonstrate our ambitions for the future of public transport in our region: a modern, fully accessible network with state-of-the-art infrastructure that unlocks opportunities for people and businesses.

“Liverpool Baltic is just the first in a pipeline of new stations we will deliver over the coming years to ensure we connect local people to each other and to the opportunities we create.”

Plans for Liverpool Baltic station include step-free street-to-train access, passenger waiting facilities, fully accessible passenger toilets, secure monitored cycle storage and links to an improved local active travel network.

The new station is part of Mayor Rotheram’s ‘Merseyrail for All’ commitment to reach communities not currently connected to the local rail network using the region’s new pioneering battery-powered technology, which has made it possible to extend the lines beyond the current boundaries.

CGI aerial view of the Baltic Sea

It is also hoped that it will encourage more residents to travel by public transport rather than by car, supporting the Mayor’s target of reaching net zero by 2035 – the most ambitious target for a city region in the country.

The images have been unveiled ahead of a public consultation in June and July on plans for the new station which will serve Britain’s ‘coolest neighbourhood’ – and the 11 most visited neighborhoods in the world.e coolest – according to Time Out magazine.

As part of the consultation, a new virtual reality (VR) walkthrough will allow the public to place themselves inside the station and view its facilities and sights.

The engagement period begins on Monday, June 3 and ends on Friday, July 26 at 5:00 PM. Interested parties are invited to express their views using the options below.

  • An online survey (starts June 3)
  • Two drop-in events (including the VR walkthrough)
  • Feedback card for local residents and companies

The information gathered from this will be used to finalize the designs prior to the planning application. Subject to approval, work is expected to begin on the site in 2025 and the station will open in late 2027.

Councilor Nick Small, Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Growth and Economy, said:

“The new Liverpool Baltic station has enormous potential to boost the economic growth of this part of the city center and will act as an essential service for the long-established residential community.

“Its development will also complement the Council’s plans to improve the area’s public realm for both residents and visitors.

“The coming years should determine the future of the Baltic Triangle for decades to come and these new images and the upcoming public consultation are an exciting chapter in this unfolding story.”

Network Rail sponsor Maisie Hogan said:

“We are pleased to see the CGI images bringing to life the exciting plans for Liverpool Baltic station.

“We welcome the investment in the rail network and we are pleased to be working with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and other stakeholders to deliver the design of this project.”

Neil Grabham, Managing Director of Merseyrail, said:

“These images reveal for the first time the fantastic new Merseyrail station that our customers will enjoy in the near future. This is an incredibly complex project, but the end result will be something that will make a huge difference – not just to Liverpool’s Baltic area, but to the entire city region.

“I would encourage everyone to attend the drop-in events to judge for themselves how the new station will look and work for customers.

“We are very proud to be working with our stakeholders to make the Merseyrail network even more important to the lives of people living in Liverpool, as well as visitors to our great city region.”

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