New images revealed ahead of consultation on planned Liverpool Baltic station

A CGI of the planned Liverpool Baltic station

New images of the planned Liverpool Baltic station have been revealed ahead of a consultation on the city centre scheme.

The station is planned for the site of the former St James station in Toxteth, and would sit on the line between Liverpool Central and Brunswick.

Neil Grabham, Managing Director of Merseyrail, said: “These images reveal for the first time the fantastic new Merseyrail station that our customers will be enjoying in the near future.

“This is an incredibly complex project, but the end result will be something that will make a massive difference – not just to the Liverpool Baltic area, but to the whole of the city region.”

The consultation will run throughout June and July and will include a virtual reality walkthrough.

It is currently hoped the project can be completed by the end of 2027, a year ahead of its current schedule. Subject to approval, it is expected work will begin on site in 2025.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “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.”

Cllr Nick Small, Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for growth and economy, added: “The next few years should define the future of the Baltic Triangle for decades to come and these new images and the pending public consultation is an exciting chapter in this unfolding story.”

Liverpool Baltic is one of four new stations planned in Liverpool City Region, along with Daresbury in Halton, Woodchurch on the Wirral and Carr Mill in St Helens.