Following a tip off from a local resident to the effect that contractors working on the Poppy Fields housing estate were in the process of opening up the long- awaited foot/cycle path through to Maghull North Station from Park Lane I went to have a look.
This how things were panning out this morning around 8.30am:-
But the path does not yet connect to the Station as it’s still fenced off near to the Station car Park:-
By the way at 8.30am today there were no spaces available in the Station car park as far as I could tell.
The path was actually laid out when the Ashworth South Site was down to be a new prison but it has remained out of use throughout it’s significant lifetime – some 10 years or more I think.
Well it looks like it may be fully opened up in the not too distant future when landscaping around it has been installed. A long wait indeed but a useful access path for pedestrians and cyclists will soon be with us, I hope.
With thanks to Frank Sharpe for the lead to this posting.
Notes:- (1) There is a dropped kerb at the Park Lane end of the path so it’s easy access for cyclists unlike the supposed level access off School Lane where there’s still no dropped kerb for cyclists into the station.
(2) Fencing issues off School Lane are yet to be resolved – seems there a lack of money.