Network Rail has been allocated £3.3m to enable the next stage of design work to be completed for Kirkby Headbolt Lane. The station would be located north east of Kirkby and facilitate the extension of the Merseyrail network. The new station would also be served by Northern Rail services from Wigan and Manchester. The new station marks the first stage of the expected extension of the Merseyrail network towards Skelmersdale.
Source: Liverpool City Region