Stunning images show massive plans for Liverpool Central Station

New images have been released showing how large-scale plans could transform Liverpool Central Station.

Today, Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, together with his Greater Manchester counterpart Andy Burnham, set out a vision for a ‘transformational investment’ in the North West’s two largest city regions. Mayors are setting up a new Liverpool-Manchester Railway Board in a bid to maximize the economic and social benefits of a proposed new high-speed line between the two cities.

Speaking in Leeds, the mayors set out their preferred options for government investment, which follow positive talks with railway minister Huw Merriman. The vision includes investment in city center stations, including plans for a tube station at Manchester Piccadilly and a rebuilt Liverpool Central station.

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The mayors have previously spoken of their optimism over a new high-speed line between Manchester and Liverpool, via Warrington and Manchester Airport. The government has committed £12 billion to the project.

Speaking today, Mr Burnham said he believes there is a total of £17 billion on the government’s table for this, following the demolition of the northern leg of HS2. But he said more money will be needed to realize the full vision of regeneration at Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Central.

New images of what a redeveloped Liverpool Central Station could look like(Image: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority)

It is hoped that under the new plans, journeys between the new Liverpool Central Station and Manchester Airport could take just 25 minutes.

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