From Monday 16 October, changes will be made to the Chester line timetable. This is to improve train performance caused by a series of problems experienced over the last few weeks, including slippery rails caused by leaf-fall, busier trains as a result of the Lime Street upgrade work and infrastructure failures.
Cycling to our stations has never been easier. We now have over 2000 secure cycle spaces which you can use FREE of charge. We are also working with local authorities to enhance cycle routes to and from our stations. Save time, money, hassle and stress, and keep fit and healthy by cycling to our stations.
FREE Secure Cycle Storage
We now have 61 Secure Cycle Storage shelters on the Network at 56 locations - Cycle Storage is undercover and is covered by CCTV, storage units can only be accessed with a security fob. To request a free security fob, simply select the link below and apply online, we will send a fob to you FREE of charge.
There are a number of Terms & Conditions associated with Secure Cycle Storage which we advise you read before submitting your online application form. You can access the terms and conditions here.
Planning your Journey
Click the links below to download Cycle Route Maps for our local area.
Travelling on the Train
All of our trains have designated areas for cyclists situated at both ends of the train. Our trains become very congested during peak hours, so we advise for your own comfort that you travel off peak when travelling with a bike.
For more information about travelling with a bike on a train click here
Click here to view Merseyrail's Cycle Policy
Cycle Safety on Trains and Stations
If you are considering taking your bike on to a Merseyrail train, or using our storage facilities on stations whether it be a one off or as part of your daily commute to work, there are a few guidelines you would be advised to read.
Cycles must be carried in the designated areas and must not obstruct doors or aisles. Bicycles carried on the train and left in station storage are done so at the owner’s risk. For obvious safety reasons, bicycles must not be ridden on the platform or the train. Care must be taken if carrying a bicycle up /down staircases ensuring you take care of both your own safety and the safety of others. If a lift is available and the lift can accommodate the bicycle then it may be used.
Please switch off your rear red light on your bicycle whilst you’re in a station as this can distract or confuse the driver of the train pulling into the station.
Training & Maintenance
The Smarter Choices Team, in partnership with Liverpool PCT are offering free cycle training and maintenance sessions to all Merseyside residents. Book online and secure a place on one of their courses.
Ever thought about hiring a bike from the station? Now you can with Bike & Go, hire a bike from 19 Merseyrail stations for as little as £3.80 a day. Whether it’s cycling along the Wirral Way or visiting the seaside town of Southport, there are many reasons to explore this rich and diverse region by bike. Find out more here
Cycle SchemeSecurity for your Bike
You can apply for our secure cycle facilities here.
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