New flythrough video shows how planned £100m Liverpool Baltic station will look

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The CGI footage reveals the latest design and gives a virtual reality flythrough of the station.

A new CGI flythrough video has been released showing how the planned £100m Liverpool Baltic rail station could look when finally completed. The rail link - in one of the city’s fastest growing areas - is one of four new stations planned by recently re-elected Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, who has committed to completing the project by the end of 2027.

The virtual reality video has been released as a four-week public consultation period gets underway and follows on from the publication of a series of CGI images of the proposed station. Cllr Steve Foulkes, chair of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee, said: "The feedback we have received to the CGIs so far has been fantastic and I’m sure everyone will be impressed with the flythrough video too."

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When plans for a new station at the former St James’ location in the Baltic area of the city were first revealed in 2022, it had been hoped the revived stop could welcome passengers in 2025. That was revised to March 2028 and now Mayor Rotheram has brought it forward a year.

Mayor Rotheram said in May: “There are some unique challenges with the design of the site given that the station platform is subterranean. However, these plans for Liverpool Baltic further demonstrate our ambitions for the future of public transport in our area – a modern, fully accessible network with state-of-the-art infrastructure that unlocks opportunities for people and businesses.

“Liverpool Baltic is just the first in a pipeline of new stations we will be delivering over the next few years to ensure we are connecting local people to each other and to the opportunities we are creating.”

Plans for Liverpool Baltic station include step-free access from street to train, passenger waiting facilities, fully accessible passenger toilets, secured monitored cycle parking and links to an enhanced local active travel network.

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The name for the first Merseyrail station to be built in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool for more than a century was decided following a public vote. It will be renamed Liverpool Baltic from St James’ to avoid confusion with the nearby James Street site. The original station opened in 1874 and was named after a nearby parish church. It closed during the First World War as a cost-cutting measure but never re-opened.

Mayor Rotheram has also pledged to build new stations at Daresbury in Halton, Woodchurch on the Wirral and Carr Mill in St Helens, with work to develop all three underway by the end of the decade.

It means that every borough of the city region will have had a brand-new station since Mayor Rotheram took office in 2017.

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