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Phase 1 - 3 Jan to 12 Feb
Phase 2 - 13 Feb to 29 May
Phase 3 - 30 May to 18 June

What is Wirral loop line track renewal?

The rail track that runs around the Wirral loop line and forms part of the connection between Wirral and Liverpool sits on a concrete base. The concrete base is 40 years old and so it is time to replace it. 

Between January & June 2017, the existing concrete and track between Wirral and Liverpool will be dug out and new concrete and track laid in its place. 

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Journey Planner

Journey Planner

Use our planner to quickly see how your specific journey will be affected during each phase of Wirral loop line track renewal.

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Travelling on the New Brighton & West Kirby Lines

Travelling on the New Brighton & West Kirby Lines

If you travel on the New Brighton and West Kirby lines, there will be timetable alterations and a 30 minute service will run.

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Travelling on the Chester & Ellesmere Port Lines

Travelling on the Chester & Ellesmere Port Lines

Ellesmere Port trains will start and terminate at Hooton at certain times.

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Rail Replacement Bus Timetables

Rail Replacement Bus Timetables

Check out all the rail replacement bus times.

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Assisted Travel

Assisted Travel

Travel information for passengers who require assisted travel

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Bikes

Bikes

Information for passengers wishing to travel with a bike during Wirral loop line track renewal.

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Early Morning Travel

Early Morning Travel

Early morning rail replacement buses will run from Wirral to Liverpool.

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Late Night Travel

Late Night Travel

The last rail replacement buses that leave Liverpool will call at all stations.

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Other Transport Options

Other Transport Options

To keep the City Region moving, you may choose to travel in different ways that are temporarily more convenient.

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Additional Engineering Work

Additional Engineering Work

A small number of additional projects may be carried out during the track renewal work on weekends.

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Easter, bank holidays, special events & Soccerbus

Easter, bank holidays, special events & Soccerbus

During special events, weekend work will be partially suspended and services will run between Wirral and James Street station.

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Important Travel Advice

Important Travel Advice

Key things you need to know about Wirral loop line track renewal

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