Newton-le-Willows railway station opened in 1888, it is situated on the northern route of the Liverpool to Manchester Line, for which it is a busy feeder station for other nearby towns. In 2016-2018 significant investment in the station is being made improving facilities, easier access and better links between local, regional and national transport. It will modernise in line with the electrification between Liverpool and Manchester and the introduction of new trains by Northern Rail.
Improvements will include: a new south side entrance, new ticket office, 400+ space car park, step free access to and between the platforms via a new subway and lifts.
The development is an example of Merseytravel’s long term rail strategy and forms part of the wider £340m investment by Network Rail and the Liverpool city region in rail improvements over the next three years.
The development, largely funded by the Liverpool City Region Growth Fund, is an example of Merseytravel’s long term rail strategy and forms part of the wider £340m investment by Network Rail and the Liverpool City Region in rail improvements between 2016 and 2019.
To obtain this goal the following was proposed: