LFC have been granted planning permission for their stadium in Stanley Park. They desperately need a high throughput Merseyrail station. Hence the adjacent, well not that near, Canada Dock Branch Line being considered for Merseyrail. EFC at Kirkby need the Kirkby station, which is not on the doorstep, enlarging to give a high throughput.
There is no joined up thinking. It would be best to have a station under the two stadia to allow fans to access the stands directly. This is what happens at the Amsterdam Arena, home of Ajax.
But closer to home, and opposite me, Lords Cricket ground are proposing the same. The ground consists of the main cricket ground and right next to it is the Nursery end, which was used for practising. Named so because it was a nursery at one time. Tunnels using the cut and cover method were run under the Nursery end for access to Marylebone station in the 1890s. One one tunnel serves Marylebone station while the other two were for storingh trains. and are now disused. They propose using the through tunnel as a station for direct access to the stands and the other two for a gym, sports injuries treatment, or whatever.
Below the three tunnels under the Nursery end, being built. Lords only own the top 18" of land and can't put large buildings up. Now they can as they have bought two of the tunnels.
Integrated stations is what LFC and EFC should be made to incorporate into their stadia. It all makes so much sense. A high throughput rapid transit rail link must be a precursor for a new stadium. No link. No Stadium.