West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the £1.8 million refurbishment of Ormskirk train station as the first of many stations to be revamped under a Government programme to improve stations across the country.
The new station has a new combined booking hall and waiting room, new seating, signage and passenger information systems. The new station is eco-friendly boasting several green credentials, with a system which captures rainwater for use in the new public toilets, LED lighting and under floor heating to save energy.
“The new look station will provide better services in a better environment for the many thousands of passengers who regularly use the station. It will contribute to the overall regeneration of the town and hopefully encourage more people to use public transport."
“I’m delighted that the Government is backing these improvements to stations here in West Lancashire and across the country. This is just one of many programmes announced as part of a multi-billion pound strategy to improve our railways.”
Cllr Mark Dowd, Chair of Merseytravel, said:
“Ormskirk Station is a key station for us because it is an important origin destination for the whole Merseyrail network. This investment is one for the future and one that puts the station firmly on the map. We hope the thousands of passengers using the station enjoy the new facilities; as this is an investment for them.”
Rosie recently successfully campaigned for additional bus services in West Lancashire and is working to secure a new train station for Skelmersdale and the re-opening of the Burscough Curves.