Merseytravel’s contribution to the re-build of Ainsdale Station has been confirmed this week, with work on the project due to start later in the year.
Merseytravel directors approved the allocation of £800,000 to the £2.5m scheme for the Merseyrail station which is also being funded through the Government’s National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP), and Network Rail. The scheme, due for completion in summer 2017, will see the existing station building demolished to make way for a new booking hall and passenger waiting area with improved information facilities including Wi-Fi and USB charging points.
Platforms will be updated with improved information screens and poster provision, new canopies, increased seating and new waiting shelters on the Liverpool Platform. There will also be a community Police drop-in facility, a revised park and ride layout to improve safety around the existing entrance, secure cycle parking and improved lighting and CCTV.
Cllr Gordon Friel, Merseytravel Committee Deputy Chair said: “We are playing our part in helping upgrade services for passengers across the network. We have ambitious plans for improvements to public transport facilities across Merseyside, putting the customer first.”#
Great access and links across the borough is a key part of Sefton’s 2030 vision, ensuring residents and visitors can move around the area easily by foot, bike, road or public transport.