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City's 'green' interchange opens
South Parkway interchange
The interchange is Merseytravel's biggest construction project
A 32m eco-friendly transport interchange is being officially opened in Liverpool.

Liverpool South Parkway has been built to the latest environmental standards and links together the Allerton and Garston rail stations.

A taxi rank, free park and ride service and airport shuttle bus services are also on the site.

Visitors will be greeted by music and entertainment at Friday's official opening.

The station has a rainwater collection system, a roof made from recycled aluminium and geo-thermal heat pumps which draw energy from bore holes.

Neil Scales, chief executive and director general of Merseytravel, said: "This is a project with huge long-term benefits for very many people and we are all so pleased to celebrate the official opening of LSP.

"It is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through partnership working, innovation and imagination and, over time, it will become even better."


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