Rail users on the Ormskirk line and living near to Maghull will benefit from better links to the local rail network from June 2018 after the opening date for the new station was confirmed.
The first services, operated by Merseyrail, will run from the new Maghull North station from the morning of Monday 18th June.
Councillor Gordon Friel, Lead Member for Rail on Transport Committee of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, said: “The new Maghull North station will be of huge benefit to local residents when it opens in June, giving more travel options while playing a big part in helping the on-going development of the area in the coming years”.
The new Maghull North station forms part of a massive £340m railway investment in the Liverpool City Region and Andy Heath, Managing Director of Merseyrail said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Maghull North station on to the Merseyrail network. These investments, including the new fleet project, are really enhancing rail services for local people”.
The new Maghull North station will be located just off School Lane next to the former Ashworth Hospital site, between the existing Maghull and Town Green stations on the Ormskirk branch of Merseyrail’s Northern Line.
Facilities at the new station will include:-
Staffed station building and ticket office with passenger toilet.
Passenger waiting facilities on the platforms.
Step-free access with lifts and a bridge to, from and between both platforms and the station building.
156-space car park with blue badge and motorcycle parking facilities, as well as cycle storage.
Pedestrian and cycle routes from School Lane and Park Lane to the station, and bus stops on School Lane.
Future provision for electric vehicle charging points.
The £13m scheme is being funded through the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF), Merseytravel and the Homes and Communities Association, which previously owned the land on which the station will be built. Network Rail is building the station, which will be operated by Merseyrail.