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    Good to see that work might finally get under way to revamp Central Station, although I'll believe it when I see it.
    Billions is spent on infrastructure in London every year while the rest of the country gets thrown crumbs and Liverpool has always been treated particularly shabbily in this respect as the state of Lime Street Station and our antiquated trains and buses testify.


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    MERSEYSIDE?S transport chiefs were celebrating last night after finally securing top-level support for a huge overhaul of the city's overcrowded Central Station.

    The Government rejected a bid for just ?12m to re-fit the station in October, because Network Rail (NR) refused to back the plans.

    But now NR has set out a three-part strategy for the rail hub. It will see either a new platform built or Central decamping to an entirely new station at a cost of ?hundreds of millions of pounds?.

    Passengers will also see more seats with longer trains.

    And the entire Merseyrail fleet will be replaced over the next five years, under plans published by NR.

    The number of off-peak trains between Liverpool and Chester is set to double and a new route to Skelmersdale has been mooted.

    Merseytravel chairman Cllr Mark Dowd last year branded Central Station a ?tip?, and warned of mounting safety risks if nothing was done to boost capacity.

    In a significant U-turn, NR now recognises doing nothing to the station ? which handles 15m passengers a year ? is not an option.

    In its new Rail Utilisation Strategy (RUS), the industry custodian describes it as an ?extremely poor facility relative to modern standards?.

    The station has seen passenger numbers climb 70% in the past five years, and overcrowding has caused the station to shut at peak times on Saturday afternoons.

    NR predicts by 2015 passenger numbers will have grown so much that, without action, some or all trains would be unable to call at the station.

    Merseyrail saw year-on-year passenger figures surge by 14% last year, and it says in the first quarter of 2009 it recorded ?double digit? growth despite the recession.

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    Merseyrail saw year-on-year passenger figures surge by 14% last year, and it says in the first quarter of 2009 it recorded ?double digit? growth despite the recession.

    Time to look at re-commissioning the disused tunnels:
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    Does any one remember the clump of bushes outside they were quite thick? I know some posters might not find this relevant but we had a den in there. Made from boxes we got from the back of the shops. We lived on swiss rolls that we got from the trays at the back of the old woolworth stores. And milk too. One night we were out foraging and the jacks in plain clothes nabbed us. They put us in a bath before we could do anything about it.
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