Important travel information - Hunts Cross line

Train services between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central are currently suspended due to a cable fault causing the power supply to the third rail to be severely reduced. Rail replacement buses are running between all affected stations. We have been advised by Network Rail that it is unlikely that services will be running between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central until start of service on Monday morning (22 July). If Network Rail identify the problem and fix the fault before this time, we will reinstate the normal train service well in advance of Monday. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time. Please click the link above for more details.

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Supporting Our Local Environment


Merseyrail work closely with our local communities and passengers to help them reduce their own environmental impact by providing options that enable them to make smarter, greener travel choices.

Merseyrail encourage active travel, such as walking and cycling through our secure bike storage and Bike & Go schemes.

Secure bike storage

To encourage greener and healthier travel we offer over 1500 cycle spaces at stations across our network. Visit our Plan Your Journey section to find out how you can access our stations by bike. 

Cycle Storage

Bike & Go

We also give passengers the choice to hire bikes from participating stations and locations which is a flexible, affordable and simple way to explore our rich and diverse region by bike which has been welcomed by our passengers. Visit our Plan Your Journey section to find out how you can access hire a bike.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

We provide the facility for electric cars to be charged in the car parks at Hooton station and Birkenhead North Station.

Executive sponsor at Liverpool Echo Environment Awards

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Merseyrail continue as executive sponsors of the Liverpool Echo Environment Awards which recognise the outstanding work businesses and the community go through to protect our environment. The awards celebrate true excellence and recognise the successes of business, community groups, schools and individuals in the areas striving to make Merseyside a healthier, greener and more connected place to live and work.

Working Together

We actively support many local projects and groups to help improve the environment local to our network.

Each year Merseyrail employees undertake physical environmental improvements to Dibbinsdale local nature reserve close to Spital station. This has included cutting back vegetation blocking pathways, repairing small bridge and removing non-native species that stifle the local biodiversity.

We also actively contribute towards clearing our beaches of litter in conjunction with Marine Conservation Society beach clean events where plastic waste continues to blight our beaches.

Mcs Beach Clean 2018