Plans for Earlestown station were revealed following the success of Leveling Up !
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Plans for Earlestown station have been revealed as one of the world’s oldest railway stations which is set to see improvements.
The historic railway station will receive new features and improvements as part of the downtown renovation.
Earlstown recently secured £20 million in funding from the government’s Leveling Upund, boosting city center developments.
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Key features including the iconic Earlestown Town Hall and historic market square, along with the railway station, will be restored and redeveloped.
The plans will see the arrival of the full lift installed at the station, the Triangle area cleared and converted into community parks, with potential for allotments and open space, and the old station building reused as a café and waiting room, as well as a heritage room similar to other stations.
Newton-le-Willows Eastern Council Member Seif Gomez-Aspron MBE said: “As in St Helens and Earlestown, this Leveling Upund is one of a number of funding streams we’re getting into for the regeneration of both city centres.
or Earlestown, as one of only two stations in the UK built on a triangle, accessibility has always been an issue for both train users and people coming into Earlestown from Wargrave.
“This should help increase the number of visitors and shoppers in the city centre, along with plans for the Town Center as well.
“This accelerated funding, together with the existing universal access offering, will transform the station with lift access in order to make it fully accessible.
“Earlestown is currently the most used station on the Liverpool Manchester line without any disrupted access and it has been a long battle to fix this but we are finally here.
Likewise, the historic waiting room, last used in 1980, will provide a warm and welcoming refuge for station users in LUF’s plans for its complete reuse.
inally, landscaping between the platforms in the ‘triangle’ will open up that space to all kinds of more welcome community use, as a welcoming green space.
“Further details and planning requests will be provided in the near future, but this is a huge success for our local business team in Earlstown who have campaigned for this for years.”