Liverpool’s Queen Square station reopens

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Queen Square bus station in Liverpool has fully reopened after a major resurfacing project representing an investment of more than £500,000.

Merseytravel said that all carriageways and stands are now back in use.

The project saw the removal of 3,200 tonnes of tarmac and hardcore, all of which will be recycled. It required 160 lorry loads to remove.

Every year approximately one million buses pass through the station. It was originally constructed in 1996 and is owned and operated by Mersytravel.

Merseytravel spokesman said 2,100 tonnes of concrete and 750 tonnes of tarmac have been laid on the new surface. He added: “The robust, hard-wearing material used gives the road surface a 20 to 25-year life span and will result in smoother, more comfortable journeys for customers and also avoid short-term unplanned closures of the station.”

Frank Rogers, the Interim Chief Executive of Merseytravel, said: “Queen Square is of critical importance to the local transport network and the local economy.

“This investment was necessary to ensure that it is maintained to a high standard in order to cater for the high traffic flow through Queen Square as a gateway to the wider City Region and as a key interchange for work, leisure and retail.

“We appreciate that passengers may have had to alter their travel plans and we want to thank everyone for their continued patience while the essential work was carried out.

“We had extra staff on site to advise people on changes to bus stops and services and we’d also like to offer thanks for their support during this busy period.”