New Maghull North Station due to open May 2018

Site for the new Maghull North Railway Station. Photo taken looking north from School Lane road bridge. The former Moss Side Hospital site is to the right and Mersey Avenue to the left.

I have been chasing up the latest position with regard to the Maghull’s 2nd railway station and with the help of Merseytravel Committee member John Dodd. I can supply the following information which has been provided to John by Merseytravel.

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The contractor for the Maghull North station began the mobilisation stage for the station works on Monday 4 September.

Work has also begun on the de-vegetation of the railway cutting within the existing Network Rail trackside boundary. An ecologist is on site in case there are any particular issues that are found as the staff work their way in to the undergrowth.

Merseytravel will be meeting with Network Rail on Friday [8th September] and will discuss further details of the early stages of the construction works.

Opening of the railway station is still planned for May 2018 when the new summer timetable starts. At this stage it is not intended to rework the Maghull Circulars [buses], some of which provide a service from the existing station and pass the site of the new station.

However there will be further bus service reviews in time to come and the services will be looked at with knowledge of the new station, the Persimmon Homes development currently underway (Poppy Fields) and any proposals for development on the lands east of Maghull.

With thanks to Cllr. John Dodd for the lead to this posting

This photo shows the view from the Park Lane overbridge looking south towards the School Lane overbridge from where the previous photo was taken. The new station will be close to the School Lane bridge.

3 thoughts on “New Maghull North Station due to open May 2018

  1. Phil Holden says:

    May 2018 opening from August 2017 start of construction sounds extraordinarily quick by railway standards. If your photo is recent, Tony, there’s an awful lot to do. I trust you will keep us in touch with progress. Maybe this is one railway infrastructure project that will be delivered on time. I’m not holding my breath

  2. Frank Mcshane says:

    Hi I have been totally against this station since it was proposed. I think the money could have been used for something that we actually need in our community such as a new health centre fit for purpose.not a station that is one mile or so away from the original station. A properly run interchange bus service would have been by far a better cheaper option for this new estate which as far as I know nobody in the area wanted. Thanks to Mr swift for selling up for his thirty pieces of silver, it is going to be unbearable to live in this area no infrastructure in place school places already overburdened not enough doctors. Just to sign off thanks for creating a new car park for the ormskirk commuter’s to use.very angry Mersey Avenue resident for 42 years

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