Liverpool Central station to remain open as planned works cancelled

Planned engineering works at Liverpool Central station from Sunday 6 November to Wednesday 9 November, have been cancelled due to the three 24-hour national strikes recently announced by the RMT union.

This means services on the Hunts Cross, Kirkby, Southport and Ormskirk lines will no longer be affected by the planned temporary closure of the Northern line at Liverpool Central, as previously announced.

Network Rail maintenance employees who are RMT members will be taking industrial action from 02:00 on Saturday 5 November to 01:59 on Sunday 6 November, from 02:00 on Monday 7 November to 01:59 on Tuesday 8 November, and from 02:00 on Wednesday 9 November to 01:59 on Thursday 10 November.

Whilst Merseyrail employees are not involved in the industrial action, the planned engineering works were to be carried out by Network Rail staff. This is now no longer possible. A future date of when the work will be carried out is yet to be determined but will be publicly announced as soon as it is available.

The cancellation of the works means that services will remain as normal throughout Sunday 6 November.

However, services will be affected on Saturday 5 November, on Monday 7 November and on Wednesday 9 November due to the planned RMT strikes.

Further information about the impact on Merseyrail services during the three strike days will be announced as soon as they are available.

Image: Merseyrail

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