Due to Network Rail replacing a bridge that crosses the River Alt in Formby, the Southport line will be disrupted from Monday 19 to Friday 23 August 2024. Engineers will replace the bridge with a new concrete structure, making sure it is safe and reliable for years to come.

While the work takes place, train services will be unable to run between Hall Road and Formby.

Rail replacement buses will operate between Hall Road and Formby, calling at Hightown.

In addition, there will be non-stop buses running between Southport and Hall Road from approximately 06:30 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 18:30.

Journey times will be extended for these five days, customers are advised to allow additional time for their journeys.

A normal timetable will be in operation from the start of service on Saturday 24 August. 

Customers should plan their journey by using the journey planner below.