Last Saturday, we passed through the shell of Liverpool Central. For weeks, it's been the same: concrete walls, a distinct lack of brown. This time, however, there was something worth seeing. Workmen had begun to erect the new white wall covering.
I wasn't expecting this, so I didn't have time to video it. Fortunately, Chris J over at the SkyscraperCity forums was more savvy, and managed to film it:
Thrilling stuff. It bodes well for Central's proposed re-opening on August 25th (Wirral Line only).
At the same time, publicity is starting to appear about the closure of James Street. That station's a bit luckier than Central, because its position at the head of the Loop means it has separate in- and out-bound platforms; as a consequence, only one needs to be closed at any time. A week after Central reopens, on the 3rd September, Platform One will close.
Those anthropomorphic posters are back, along with a new colour scheme. Central was red and yellow, but James Street is... lilac. That was unexpected.
This naturally raises the question of what colour the other stations are going to be. TAUPE FOR LIME STREET!