Liverpool Lime Street station is set to be closed until Thursday March 9, as work continues to clear tracks following a collapsed wall earlier this week.
Up to 200 tonnes of rubble has blocked all four lines into the station, after the collapse of a section of trackside wall “loaded with concrete and cabins by a third party”.
According to a post on the official Twitter page for Liverpool Lime St, “Passengers will be able to travel in and out of Liverpool Lime Street station from the start of service on Thursday March 9”.
The post quotes Martin Killick, chief operating officer for Network Rail as saying:
“After the wall collapsed on Tuesday night, our orange army engineers have devised a three-step plan.
“Firstly we are making the location safe. That is happening now.
“This will allow us to start step two – safely accessing the tracks in the cutting more than ten metres below to clear the debris.
“We will then move onto step three – repairing the damaged railway.
“Train customers are advised to check before they travel at nationalrail.co.uk, and with train operators, for the latest information.”