The new Maghull North Station is to blame

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyrail-northern-line-timetables-change-14627558

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

News from the Echo (in a dramatic way?) about the consequences (on the Northern Line timetable) of the new Maghull North Station opening and also the consequences of Liverpool Lime Street being partly shut down again for further upgrade works.

Mobility Scooters and Northern’s aged train fleet sadly don’t mix

Mind the gap – It is often the height difference between a train door and station platform which causes difficulties for those with a disability.

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/disabled-pregnant-woman-not-allowed-13953682

The Liverpool Echo has the story on it s web site – see link above

How long has the Disabled Discrimination Act (DDA) been in place? Well it came into effect in 2005 and was then added to/superseded by the Equities Act of 2010 yet still people with disabilities are left at a disadvantage.

Frankly it is not good enough in my book.

The photo is amongst my flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Liverpool – Lime Street Station approach cutting wall collapse could have crushed a train!

Liverpool Lime Street Station

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-42181009

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

It seems that luck played a big part in this wall collapse not leading to a far worse situation/accident.

How Network Rail did not have in place the appropriate monitoring processes is the big and uncomfortable question for them now. They are only lucky that the incident did not lead to injury or even loss of life.

Liverpool Lime Street Station upgrade – Time-lapse video

Liverpool Lime Street Station at night.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eLUD_9RBv4

Network Rail have put this time-lapse video (see link above) on youtube with regard to the recent 3 week closure of the station because of massive platform and track works to increase the capacity of Lime Street. It’s worth looking at to see the extent of the works so far.

A Virgin Trains Pendolino train at Liverpool Lime Street Station.

Virgin Trains – Loco to be named Flying Scouseman

A Virgin Trains Pendolino train at Liverpool Lime Street Station.

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/flying-scouseman-wins-name-train-13003934

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

Well it’s imaginative and so close to the iconic Flying Scotsman name; I like it.

Liverpool Lime Street Station – Chaos as wall collapses onto main line

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/dramatic-pictures-show-scene-wall-12672598

The Liverpool Echo has the photos – see link above – from the wall collapse between Lime Street and Edge Hill Stations. The collapse in the deep cutting between the stations is causing all trains to be stopped in and out of Lime Street for an unknown period of days as clear up and repairs are undertaken.