Collapsed wall shuts Liverpool Lime Street station

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A collapsed wall spilled 200 tonnes of rubble onto the rail tracks just outside Liverpool’s Lime Street station on the evening of 2 March. Network Rail says it expects the station to remain closed until at least 9 March.

A red signal ensured a Manchester Airport to Liverpool train did not plough into the debris, although a RMT union organiser claimed the train was “seconds away from disaster”.

Contacted by CN, ACC Liverpool, the city’s largest venue, reports no events being impacted by the collapsed wall this week.

“We are obviously liaising with clients who have forthcoming events to ensure they are kept informed of the situation,” a spokesperson says, “but the main message is that the city remains open for business – people can still get in and out and we are encouraging visitors to plan ahead of their journey.”

Organisers and delegates are advised to contact their rail companies for alternative routes and bus replacement services.

Image: Network Rail

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