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Liverpool Lime Street station reopens after emergency repairs

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Liverpool Lime Street station is reopening today after being closed over the weekend for emergency repairs.

The station was shut throughout Sunday because of 'severe corrosion' to a structure carrying overhead wires.

Network Rail say they have worked as quickly as possible on the repair work.

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Trains are expected to run as normal throughout the morning.


First train passengers cross world's first asymmetric rail bridge

The first passenger train has run across a new bridge which links Manchester's three main railway stations for the first time.

Network Rail says the Ordsall Chord, the world’s first asymmetric rail bridge, will benefit customers across the region.

The bridge is located at the birthplace of modern intercity railways, where in 1830 George Stephenson’s unveiled the Liverpool-Manchester railway.

It is is part of the multi-billion-pound Great North Rail Project, an effort by the rail industry to transform train travel for people across the north of England.

Martin Frobisher from Network Rail witnessed the occasion:

Rail protests expected throughout the day

Rail protests expected throughout the day Credit: Granada Reports

The RMT rail union is calling for action against fare increases and driver only operated trains. Campaigners will gather at stations throughout the North west throughtout the day to protest over threat to jobs, fares and services. They also want ticket offices kept open and stations staffed on Northern and Trans-Pennine Express routes.


VIDEO: Safety warning after drunk falls under train

Network Rail say a drunken passenger is lucky to be alive after falling under the wheels of a moving train at Piccadilly Station in Manchester.

The man was filmed leaning against a moving carriage.

This footage from Network Rail shows him losing his balance and falling into the gap between the platform and train.

The incident is being used as part of a new safety campaign urging travellers to take extra care at busy stations.

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Network Rail: HS2 a 'game-changer' for rail travel

Unprecedented growth in the last ten years has seen passenger journeys grow by 50 per cent to almost 1.5bn a year and that number is set to continue to grow. More people use the railways today than at any time since the Second World War, on a network half the size it was then ...

This is a rare chance to stop playing catch-up on capacity.

– David Higgins, chief executive, network rail

He added that Network Rail was already planning to ensure that HS2 would integrate with the existing network with as little disruption as possible.