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All Change for City Centre
Artist's impression of the Merseytram scheme.

Fuelled by the region's new cultural status together with plans for Europe's largest retail-led regeneration scheme, Liverpool City Centre is about to start changing...

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Capital of Culture

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A £70 million programme of changes to roads, streets and public spaces has begun and will continue until 2008 when the Capital of Culture celebrations begin in force.

Merseytram will bring a new dimension to public transport with new stations, a refurbished Liverpool Lime Street and better interchange facilities.

Street surfaces will be repaved, some will switch to pedestrian only, but many more will be designed to allow pedestrians to share them with traffic more safely and comfortably.

Changes in traffic flow together with new bus and cycle lanes and wider road junctions will help cope with increased traffic levels, while wider crossings and pedestrian priority signals will be introduced.

The guiding purpose of the scheme is to improve overall safety, efficiency and accessability while encouraging a realistic alternative to the car as a result of bus and rail improvements.

Areas will be made more attractive, safer, and new technology - including electronic display boards - will provide up to date timetable infromation. Pollution will be reduced and a safer, more attractive environment created.

Key to pop-up map

1 Kings Waterfront
A major events venue centered on conference, exhibition and arena facilities.
2 Fourth Grace / Pier Head
An iconic development including residential, offices, a hotel and a museum. Also at the Pier Head thre are proposals for a cruise liner facility, a new ferry terminal, canal link, environmental improvements and improved access across the Strand.
3 Princess Dock
New office, residential and a hotel development.
4 Commercial District
Major new office developments attracting more business and prosperity to the City Centre.
5 Lime Street Station
Major changes are proposed for the station's main entrance and passenger facilities.
6 Paradise Street Development Area
Two million square feet of space creating new shopping facilities, residential, leisure, a hotel and public open spaces.

A Dale Street
Merseytram will run along Dale Street / Water Street. Some sections of the road will be closed to traffic - outside the Town Hall and by the Magistrates Court.
B Victoria Street
This is currently a one-way street. Traffic will run in both directions to compensate for the closure of Dale Street.
C St Johns Lane
This will be closed to provide space for Merseytram and will improve walking routes to the cultural quarter.
D Old Haymarket
Traffic signals will replace the roundabout here to improve its operation and safety.
E Cuerden Street
On-street parking will be removed, so new coach and car parking facilities can be provided at the rear of the museum.
F Churchill Way Flyovers
The Northern Flyover will change to two way to improve access to the Commercial District. The removal of the South flyover will reduce traffic flows coming into Dale Street and will open up views of the City's wonderful architecture around William Brown Street.
G Leeds Street / Byrom Street
Changes to the timing of traffic signals and other road improvements will be implemented to allow Leeds Street / Byrom Street to take more traffic. Improved pedestrian crossings will also be introduced.
H Tithebarn Street
Proposed change from a one-way street to traffic flowing in both directions along part of the street, allowing better access to this area.
I Moorfields
New bus stops to link the station to bus services, and improved footpaths from the station to the north of the City Centre.
J Chapel Street / New Quay Street
This will be changed to accommodate a new bus lane, allowing for faster journey times to the waterfront by bus.
K Castle Street
The closure to traffic of the northern end of Castle Street at the junction of Dale Street will result in this aera becoming a high quality pedestrian environment.
L The Strand
The Strand will be improved to provide a more attractive and friendly environment for pedestrians and cyclists, and footpaths to the City Centre, north of the City and the Paradise Street Development Area. Improved pedestrian crossings will be introduced.
M Lime Street
Wider footpaths will be constructed and traffic re-directed to provide improvements for pedestrians.
N Upper Parliament Street
Environmental improvements and improved pedestrian facilities at junctions.
O Renshaw Street / Berry Street
Traffic calming measures to help reduce road accidents and improve safety for pedestrians.








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