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COVID-19 Travel Advice


The latest government update is that by following travel advice we can all travel with confidence.

You are now able to travel on our network to visit outdoor destinations, hospitality, friends and families’ gardens and to go shopping.

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

As we progress through the government's road map for the easing of lockdown this travel advice will be updated. Please check back for the latest update before you travel.

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

If you do have to travel please follow the government-issued travel advice below:

  • Avoid peak travel if you can (between 07:00-09:30 and 16:00-18:30)
  • Allow extra time for your journey
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times at stations or on trains, unless exempt. Maximum fines of £6,400 can be issued by British Transport Police for those refusing to comply
  • Use contactless payments where possible
  • Wash or sanitise hands as soon as possible before and after travel
  • Remain seated where you can
  • Maintain social distancing where possible
  • 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.
  • Aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

In line with government guidance, passengers are advised that social distancing may not always be possible and face coverings must be worn on the Merseyrail network, unless exempt. This will also help to keep the network available and safer for those who really need to use it.

If you cannot answer yes to all of the statements, please do not travel at this time.

  • Neither myself or anyone in my household are showing symptoms of COVID-19
  • I will adhere to social distancing at stations and on trains wherever possible and acknowledge the mandatory government requirement to use a face covering on public transport

Further information links

For further information please visit our FAQ page here.

To view our timetables please click here.

The fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk of coronavirus is via the governments track and trace app. Learn more here.

Please use the governments postcode checker here that can inform you of the restrictions in your area.