Opus has been appointed to provide engineering services for a new £7 million railway station to be built in the town of Maghull, on the Merseyrail Northern Line.
The development of Maghull North station is part of a strategy to improve connections across the Liverpool City region. It fits with wider plans to improve connections across the whole of the North and allows for a 370 house development on adjacent land.
Being delivered for MerseyTravel/Merseyrail, Opus has been commissioned by Buckingham Group to be part of their Design & Build team.
Opus will provide Project Management, Civil, Bridge, Drainage, Structures and Geotechnical Design works for the new station. Opus’ Wrexham team will also coordinate the topographical surveyors, M&E designers (AGH Engineering) and Permanent Way (Track) Designers (Interfleet).
Mark Valentine, Opus’ UK Sector Leader, said: “We’re delighted to be designing this new station in Merseyside. Having collaborated with Buckingham Group on a variety of rail sector work, this commission demonstrates the strength of our expertise and reputation for excellent service delivery. For our team, it’s another fantastic opportunity to be involved in an important infrastructure project which will improve railway journeys for passengers in the North.”
Work is underway, with the station due to open in December 2017.