Moorfields station, which is operated by Merseyrail, is the latest on Merseyside to be redeveloped as part of a wider £40m investment by Network Rail, working in partnership with Merseytravel and Merseyrail, to provide a better railway for the increasing number of people travelling by train. It will be completely refurbished but the station will remain open throughout the work.
Moorfields and Hamilton stations are just the latest in a series of stations that AccentHansen has been involved with the refurbishment.
Improvements were made to Moorfields platforms, walkways, and the upper and lower concourse areas. There will be new flooring, fresh enamel cladding on the walls and brighter lighting. It will also look more airy and less cluttered. The dates for the phased closure of the three platforms were chosen to minimise disruption to journeys while various major events are held, such as the Grand National and Cunard’s Three Queens spectacular in May, as well as to accommodate the extra passengers who came into town for Christmas.
Galliford Try Construction Ltd
AccentHansen designed, supplied and installed about 100 steel doorsets to these stations.
One of the main challenges was that time on site was limited and carefully controlled, because the stations usually still operating with trains and passengers. In addition, door deliveries had to synchronise with a very tight timescales, built around immoveable events, such as the Aintree Grand National. Therefore our installation teams had to work during engineering hours.