Liverpool Lime Street customers are benefiting from smart new toilets thanks to a £100,00 overhaul by Network Rail as part of the Great North Rail Project
Worn-out facilities at Liverpool Lime Street train station have been replaced by brand-new modern cubicles, vanity units, shiny tiles and memorabilia celebrating the city’s heritage.
Kieran Breakey, asset engineer for Network Rail, said: “Poor drainage, ventilation and lighting meant the Lime Street loos were very grotty. Not any more. Now we have smart new facilities befitting this flagship station. We hope customers appreciate the transformation.”
This loo facelift is on top of the £340m programme of Liverpool City Region railway upgrades, including extensive improvements to Lime Street to accommodate a forecast doubling in customer volumes over the next 20 years.
The station is set to close for two months during the refurb which will begin 2 June until 29 July.
The refurbishment will include the opening of two newly-built platforms, improvements made to others, and upgrades to signalling.
Upgrades will also take place on Sunday 8 April and Sunday 2 September.
Network Rail said passenger numbers at the station are expected to double during peak period by 2043.
An additional three services per hour will be able to call at the station, Merseytravel said.