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.
A £1.6million scheme to provide two passenger lifts at Formby station and improvements to the historic station building is now complete.
Offering step free access from the booking hall, the modern lifts make it easier to reach the platforms, making the station an option for those who may have previously been put off using it because of mobility problems or by having to manoeuvre pushchairs and prams.
The lifts are designed to complement the existing station building and have been installed over the past seven months in a scheme jointly funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) Access for All programmes and Merseytravel, with the work being delivered by Merseyrail.
The Access for All programme was introduced to make travelling more convenient for disabled passengers travelling by train across the country. Formby is the ninth station that Merseytravel has been able to secure funding for in Merseyside.