Merseyrail operates a reliable network, but sometimes engineering work needs to take place to make improvements. These works can take place at various locations and can mean replacement buses are provided instead.

Due to buses being unable to access certain roads in Liverpool city centre, rail replacement buses will no longer stop at Liverpool Central or Liverpool Lime Street. They will be stopping at Moorfields and James Street only (depending on which services are affected) to minimise disruption to Merseyrail services.

Full details of engineering works can be found below. Any impact on timetables can be found in our Journey Planner.

Sunday 25 February

Northern line

Due to track renewal work, there will be no northern line trains running from Liverpool Central, customers are advised to use Moorfields station where they can catch a rail replacement bus service.

From start of service until 12:00 trains will run between:

  • Sandhills and Hillside
  • Sandhills and Ormskirk
  • Sandhills and Headbolt Lane

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Hunts Cross and Sandhills via Moorfields
  • Hillside and Southport
  • Express bus service calling at Moorfields, Hillside, Birkdale and Southport only.

After 12:00 trains will run between:

  • Sandhills and Southport
  • Sandhills and Ormskirk
  • Sandhills and Headbolt Lane

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Hunts Cross and Sandhills via Moorfields

Customers are advised to use the journey planner to plan their journey.

 

Saturday 2 March & Sunday 3 March

Due to planned engineering work being undertaken by Network Rail, on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March, there will be a rail replacement bus services running on the Northern line of our network. 

The crucial maintenance work is being carried out from Moorfields to Hall Road, meaning trains are unable to access this part of the network. This will affect Southport, Hunts Cross, Ormskirk and Headbolt Lane lines.

Wirral line services will be unaffected.

For full information on these works click here.

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