More Merseyrail plat­form up­grades

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The sec­ond phase of plat­form up­grades on the Merseyrail net­work, to pre­pare for the in­tro­duc­tion of new trains in 2020, is to start from Novem­ber 12.

Run­ning un­til De­cem­ber 16, this next phase in­cludes the clo­sure of Bank Hall sta­tion, with re­place­ment buses run­ning through the pe­riod. The new trains in­cor­po­rate ‘slid­ing step’ tech­nol­ogy that means pas­sen­gers can board trains with­out ramps.

In to­tal, there are 11 phases of the project, which is due to be com­pleted by June 2019. Phase 3 will run from the close of ser­vice on Christ­mas Eve un­til Jan­uary 2 2019, when the Wir­ral Loop Line and river cross­ing will be closed.

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