Initially known as the Lime Line, this initiative was launched by Mayor Anderson at MIPIM UK in London in 2017. Following this we completed an in-depth demand study, carried out with consultants WSP, which concluded that as the University’s Masterplans, new Health Campus and Paddington Village developments continue to progress there could be in excess of 1,000 extra trips per hour required during peak times.
The Paddington Line has been designed to provide ‘last mile’ connectivity, joining Knowledge Quarter Liverpool to the places people commute to and travel in from, but with the scope to work across the entire city region. Using a carbon neutral, rapid transit, trackless tram system, the Paddington Line would ultimately build on the success of the City Council, its Knowledge Quarter Mayoral Development Zone partners and the Metro Mayor’s City Region Combined Authority funding at Paddington Village.
In order to take the Paddington Line from proposal to reality, in partnership with the City and City Region, we are looking to gather feedback and obtain letters of support from key stakeholders, prior to meeting with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee to further explore the potential delivery and funding options.