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Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade - its biggest since the 19th Century. 

Between Saturday 30 September and Sunday 22 October 2017, there will be significant disruption to Lime Street mainline services, with many terminating at outlying stations including Liverpool South Parkway.

As a result, a large number of passengers from mainline services will travel between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool City Centre on Merseyrail trains and other routes on the Merseyrail network will be busier than usual. To ensure the city stays open for business, timetable changes will be made across the Merseyrail network to accommodate the extra passengers expected to travel.

Lime Street low level station will be unaffected by the upgrade and Merseyrail’s Wirral line services will continue to run between Wirral and the station.

 

Changes to Merseyrail services include:

  • Southport line services that usually terminate at Hunts Cross will terminate at Liverpool South Parkway.
  • A rail replacement bus service will run between Hunts Cross and Liverpool South Parkway and an express bus will run directly between Hunts Cross and Moorfields.
  • There will be minor timetable alterations between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central stations.
  • Ormskirk services will start and terminate at Moorfields station from start of service until approximately 20:00 each day. After 20:00 trains will start and terminate at Liverpool Central.
  • Kirkby services will start and terminate at Moorfields station from start of service until approximately 20:00 each day. After 20:00 trains will start and terminate at Liverpool Central.
  • There will be minor timetable alterations on the Southport line. Passengers travelling between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool will have to change trains at Hooton between approximately 07:00 and 20:00 Monday to Saturday.
  • There will be minor timetable alterations on the Chester line.

Passengers travelling to and from Liverpool will use alternative routes while Lime Street station is being upgraded, meaning the Liverpool South Parkway, Chester, Ormskirk and Kirkby routes are likely to be busier. Six car trains will run when possible increasing the number of seats available, however passengers are advised to leave more time for their journey as the network will be busy.

For more information on journeys that take place off the Merseyrail network please click here.

Hunts Cross Line - Rail Replacement Bus Information

Hunts Cross Line - Rail Replacement Bus Information

Timetable information for the rail replacement bus services.

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Travelling between Liverpool South Parkway & Liverpool Central

Travelling between Liverpool South Parkway & Liverpool Central

Find information on the best way to travel between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central during the upgrade.

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Travelling on the Ormskirk & Kirkby lines

Travelling on the Ormskirk & Kirkby lines

Information on changes to the Ormskirk and Kirkby lines during the Lime Street upgrade.

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Travelling on the Wirral Line

Travelling on the Wirral Line

Information on changes to the Wirral lines during the Lime Street upgrade.

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Travelling on the Southport line

Travelling on the Southport line

Travelling on the Southport line during the Lime Street upgrade.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Lime Street Upgrade.

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