Rail hub combining both lines

Warrington has the potential to be a major rail nexus. We are home to two railway lines – the West Coast line which runs up to Scotland and down to London, and the Trans Pennine line which runs from Liverpool to Hull.

Combining these two lines at a new station would make streamline rail transport for the region. It would also enable us to deal with the inadequate, unappealing station at Bank Quay, which isn’t central, has minimal road access/parking and which presents a poor impression of Warrington to visitors.

The nexus of the two lines is close to the current hospital site and also very close to Golden Square – some work would be needed to support pedestrian access to Golden Square.

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5 comments on “Rail hub combining both lines

  1. This would be a great idea if a central site could be found and the trans pennine services were restored via warrington. I feel that last point is a must anyhow – trans pennine trains rerouted via newton at the minute with no adequate transport link between warrington and newton is an issue. Investment in sustainable transport is an absolute must. A fully integrated bus, train service could restore warrington as an important central point for commuters.

  2. 100% a great idea. A new mega station at Priestley Street would link the Pennine Railway & West Coast Mainline.

  3. It could have potential kinda like Worcester parkway rail station that recently just opened, I did have a dream not long after I moved here a station like that existed & I got told off by security.

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