Liverpool’s new ‘Lime Line’ light rail scheme is back on schedule.
The construction of a new Liverpool light rail – or fast transit – network is being greeted with significant “optimism.”
For long years, there has been discussion regarding a new rapid transport system that would connect Liverpool’s universities, hospitals, and knowledge district to the city center.
Colin Sinclair, the CEO of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, told the ECHO that the project is now “back on track” and that there is hope for a new mode of public transportation in the city.
The proposed plan, according to Mr Sinclair, is for a trackless tram that would run on its own stretch of highway.
It might extend from Lime Street to Brownlow Hill, passing through Liverpool Central and serving the city’s main academic campuses.
The route would then proceed through Paddington Village, which includes the recently built Spine building, before servicing the Royal Liverpool and Clatterbridge hospitals.
To complete the loop, the proposed path would return down London Road to the St George’s Hall and Lime Street neighborhood.
Because of the connection to Lime Street and the plan’s overall green credentials, Mr Sinclair recommended the working appellation of “Lime Line” for the network.
He and his colleagues have been in negotiations with Merseytravel, he said, and everyone is excited about the proposal.
He stated, ” “To forgive the pun, the concept is back on track.
“The city region and Merseytravel have lent their backing to explore what we can accomplish and how we can bid in to the government to build a rapid transit system.
“They’ve taken our initial recommendations seriously and are now considering them.
“Our concept was for a trackless tram, which is a very simple concept.
“It’s nice to see so much money invested on electric buses, but buses aren’t for everyone, and they may be a bit confusing.
“Lime Line was proposed because it is green, environmentally friendly, and would connect Lime Street to the rest of the city. The summary comes to a close.