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Travelling on the New Brighton and 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 throughout the work. Six car trains will run when possible to maintain the number of seats available.

Train services on the North Wirral and Ellesmere Port lines are running less frequently than normal. This is because the layout and capacity of the platforms and track is limited at Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North, where trains are terminating. We have worked hard to make sure that despite this reduction in frequency, we are able to transport the same number of customers per hour by increasing capacity on the trains provided. In making this decision we looked at a number of options and chose the one that sought to adversely affect the least number of customers possible during the work. For detailed times, please see the timetables below.

New Brighton to Birkenhead North / James Street

 
  First Train Minutes Past Hour Last Train
ALL PHASES      
New Brighton 05:53 23 & 53 23:23
Wallasey Grove Road 05:57 27 & 57 23:27
Wallasey Village 05:59 29 & 59 23:29
Birkenhead North 06:03 33 & 03 23:33
PHASE 2 MONDAY TO FRIDAYS ONLY      
Birkenhead Park 06:06 36 & 06 23:36
Conway Park 06:08 38 & 08 23:38
Hamilton Square 06:11 41 & 11 23:41
James Street 06:14 44 & 14 23:44

 
If you travel on a Sunday, the first train will leave New Brighton at 07:53.

James Street / Birkenhead North to New Brighton

  First Train Minutes Past Hour Last Train
PHASE 2 MONDAY TO FRIDAYS ONLY      
James Street 06:19 49 & 19 23:49
Hamilton Square 06:21 51 & 21 23:51
Conway Park 06:24 54 & 24 23:54
Birkenhead Park  06:27 57 & 27 23:57
ALL PHASES      
Birkenhead North (depart)  06:32 02 & 32 00:02
Wallasey Village 06:36 06 & 36 00:06
Wallasey Grove Road 06:38 08 & 38 00:08
New Brighton (arrive) 06:43 13 & 43 00:13

 If you travel on a Sunday, the first train will leave Birkenhead North at 08:32.

West Kirby to Birkenhead North / James Street

 

  First Train Minutes Past Hour Last Train
ALL PHASES      
West Kirby  06:01 31 & 01 23:01
Hoylake 06:04 34 & 04 23:04
Manor Road 06:06 36 & 06 23:05
Meols 06:08 38 & 08 23:08
Moreton 06:11 41 & 11 23:11
Leasowe 06:13 43 & 13  23:13
Bidston 06:16 46 & 16 23:16
Birkenhead North  06:18 48 & 18 23:18
PHASE 2 MONDAY TO FRIDAYS ONLY      
Birkenhead Park 06:21 51 & 21 23:21
Conway Park 06:23 53 & 23 23:23
Hamilton Square 06:26 56 & 26 23:26
James Street  06:29 59 & 29 23:29

If you travel on a Sunday, the first train will leave West Kirby at 08:01.

Birkenhead North / James Street to West Kirby

 
  First Train Minutes Past Hour Last Train
PHASE 2 MONDAY TO FRIDAYS ONLY      
James Street 06:04 34 & 04 23:34
Hamilton Square 06:06 36 & 06 23:36
Conway Park 06:09 39 & 09 23:39
Birkenhead Park 06:12 42 & 12 23:42
ALL PHASES      
Birkenhead North  06:17 47 & 17 23:47
Bidston 06:19 49 & 19 23:49
Leasowe 06:21 51 & 21 23:51
Moreton 06:23 53 & 23 23:53
Meols 06:27 57 & 27 23:57
Manor Road 06:29 59 & 29 23:59
Hoylake 06:31 01 & 31 00:01
West Kirby  06:36 06 & 36 00:06

 If you travel on a Sunday, the first train will leave Birkenhead North at 08:17.

For detailed train times please use the Journey Planner or pick up a Wirral Line timetable from any staffed Merseyrail station from mid-December.

Phase 2 Update

13 - 17 February

We have carried out detailed safety assessments of our transport arrangements during all phases of the work. During the first week of Phase 2 (13 - 17 February) all Wirral line trains will start and terminate at one platform in James Street station. To ensure this platform does not become overcrowded we have had to make small changes to the timetable for the first 5 days of Phase 2, which will affect a small number of customers travelling into Liverpool via the New Brighton and West Kirby lines between 16:00 and 18:00. Passengers on these services will need to change trains at Hamilton Square station onto the next available Chester or Ellesmere Port service towards Liverpool.

From 20 February to 29 May, all West Kirby and New Brighton trains will start and terminate at James Street station. 

 

We would encourage customers to plan their journey ahead of time using the Journey Planner which will help customers plan which train or bus to catch to best meet their onward travel needs.

For up to the minute travel information follow @Merseyrail on Twitter.

 

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