Stunning images show massive plans for Liverpool Central Station

New images have been released showing how massive plans could transform Liverpool Central Station.

Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotherham today joined his Greater Manchester counterpart, Andy Burnham, to outline a vision for “transformational investment” in the North West’s two largest city regions. Mayors are setting up a new Liverpool-Manchester Rail Council in a bid to maximize the economic and social benefits of a proposed new high-speed rail link between the two cities.

Speaking at an event in Leeds, the mayors set out their preferred options for investment from the government, which comes after positive talks with rail minister Hugh Merriman. The vision includes investment in city center stations, including plans for Manchester Piccadilly tube station and a redeveloped Liverpool Central station.

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The mayors have previously spoken of their optimism for a new high-speed rail link between Manchester and Liverpool, via Warrington and Manchester Airport. The government has pledged £12bn for the project.

Speaking today, Mr Burnham said he believed there was actually a total of £17bn on the table from the Government for this after scrapping the northern leg of HS2. But he said more money would be needed to deliver the full regeneration vision at Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Central.

New images of what a redeveloped Liverpool Central Station could look like(Image: Combined City of Liverpool Authority)

It is hoped that journeys between the new Liverpool Central Station and Manchester Airport will take just 25 minutes under the new plans.

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