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Due to an increase in staff availability following the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now in a position to increase services on the Chester line from Sunday 26 September.

Below you can find a summary of our services, timetable information and our latest travel advice or you can use our Journey Planner to check train times.

Chester & Ellesmere Port Lines

From Sunday 26 September, Monday to Saturday services on the Chester line will increase to a 15 minute frequency until 19:00 then every 30 minutes until the end of service.

The Ellesmere Port line will continue to operate a 30-minute service all day.

On both lines, a 30-minute service will also remain in operation on Sundays and there will be changes to the departure and arrival times of trains.

West Kirby & New Brighton Lines

There will be minor changes to the time of services on both lines but trains will continue to run every 20 minutes throughout the day until 19:30, then every 30 minutes. A 30 minute service will continue to run on Sundays. 

Southport & Hunts Cross Lines

Trains run every 20 minutes Monday - Saturday between Southport and Hunts Cross from the start to the end of service. A 30 minute service will continue to run on Sundays. 

Ormskirk & Kirkby Lines

Trains run every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday until 20:00 then every 30 minutes until the end of service. A 30 minute service will continue to run on Sundays. 

We are closely monitoring staffing and passenger levels as the City Region emerges from the COVID -19 pandemic and further timetable changes may happen as circumstances change. 

Travel Advice

To protect yourself and others, you must wear a face covering unless exempt. Fines may apply.

Please see the latest advice below and click here to see what has changed at Merseyrail to keep your journey as safe as possible. 

  • Avoid peak travel if you can (between 07:00-09:30 and 16:00-18:30)
  • Allow extra time for your journey
  • To protect yourself and others, you must wear a face covering unless exempt. Fines may apply.  All customers travelling on Merseyrail must wear a face covering both within our stations and on our trains. 
  • Use contactless payments where possible
  • Wash or sanitise hands as soon as possible before and after travel
  • Follow advice from staff and be considerate to other passengers
  • Do not use public transport if you, or a member of your household, has COVID-19 symptoms or you have been instructed to self-isolate

 To read the complete government advice on travel in England click here.

Monday to Saturday Timetables

Southport & Hunts Cross lines

Southport to Hunts Cross

Sop Hc 23 Aug

Hunts Cross to Southport

Hc Sop 23 Aug

Ormskirk line

Liverpool to OrmskirkOrm1 (9)

Ormskirk to LiverpoolOrm2 (4)

Kirkby line

Liverpool to KirkbyK1 (2)

Kirkby to LiverpoolK2 (1)

West Kirby line

Liverpool to West KirbyX

West Kirby to LiverpoolZ

New Brighton line

Liverpool to New BrightonW

New Brighton to LiverpoolQ

Chester & Ellesmere Port lines

Chester & Ellesmere Port to Liverpool

Morning Times4 (3)

Evening Times5 (1)

Liverpool to Chester & Ellesmere Port 

1 (56)

2 (20)

Sunday Timetables

Southport & Hunts Cross lines

Hunts Cross to SouthportSport3

Southport to Hunts CrossSport4 (1)

Ormskirk line

Liverpool to Ormskirk

Orm3 (5)

Ormskirk to LiverpoolOrm4 (4)

Kirkby line

Liverpool to KirkbyK2 (2)

Kirkby to LiverpoolK4

West Kirby line

Liverpool to West Kirby

1 (54)

West Kirby to LiverpoolWk3 (3)

New Brighton line

Liverpool to New BrightonNb4 (4)

New Brighton to LiverpoolNb3 (3)

Chester & Ellesmere Port lines

Chester & Ellesmere Port to LiverpoolA (6)

Liverpool to Chester & Ellesmere PortB (5)