Ainsdale – Station upgrade gets £800,000 from Merseytravel

Merseytravel approves its contribution to Ainsdale Station re-build

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.

I found this photo of me with Lynne Thompson on Ainsdale Station back in 2011 when I was leader of Sefton Council and Lynne was fighting to get elected as a ward councillor for Ainsdale. In 2016 she won that battle I am pleased to say.

I found this photo of me with Lynne Thompson on Ainsdale Station back in 2011 when I was leader of Sefton Council and Lynne was fighting to get elected as a ward councillor for Ainsdale. In 2016 she won that battle I am pleased to say.

With thanks to Merseytravel Committee member and Southport Cllr. John Dodd for the lead to this story

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