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Public asked to vote for name of new train station

PEOPLE are being asked to vote for the name of Liverpool’s newest train station.

CGI images showing what that the new station at the former St James site in Liverpool might look like have been revealed, as a vote opens.

A shortlist of three potential names has been produced after initial discussions between the main partners on the scheme – Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Network Rail, Merseyrail and Liverpool City Council.

To avoid any confusion with the existing James Street station in Liverpool city centre, a decision has been taken to pick a new name for the station that will reflect the modern area in which it will be located.

The three names to choose from are:

  • Liverpool Baltic
  • Liverpool Parliament Street
  • Liverpool Riverside

The public vote is open until 5pm on Friday 18 February and can be accessed here https://newliverpoolstation.commonplace.is/

The original St James station opened in 1874 and was named after the nearby parish church. It closed in 1917 as a cost-cutting measure during the First World War and was never re-opened.

The station would be located between Liverpool Central and Brunswick Station on the Northern Line and will include passenger toilets, a cycle hub, step-free access to and between both platforms and a passenger drop-off area outside.

The scheme will enter the next stage of design development in the new year. Land has already been purchased to safeguard the site of the new station ticket office building. The current plans aim for the station to be open in 2025, subject to funding being secured for the construction stage.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “I am ambitious about the future of public transport in our region and Liverpool’s new station – alongside another new station at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby – are only the first step towards an expanded Merseyrail for All network. I want our region to have what London has had for years – a transport system that is affordable, reliable, and easy to use.”

Andy Heath, Managing Director at Merseyrail, said: “I’m pleased that we are able to involve the people of the Liverpool City Region in the planning of a new station on the Merseyrail network.

“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do so it seems fitting that they get the opportunity to select the name of the new station.

“The station will be a welcome addition to the area which has seen exponential growth in both creative and hospitality industries, as well as residential developments in recent years. We look forward to serving people that live, work and socialise there.”

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