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Wednesday 12 June

Excessive rainfall has caused flooding in the Hooton area on Wednesday 12 June. We are currently working with Network Rail to manage and clear the level of water affecting the tracks but the following changes will be in place until the end of service:

  • Rail replacement buses are running between Chester and Hooton.
  • Some trains are starting and terminating at Rock Ferry.
  • Passengers travelling from Liverpool to Chester are advised to board an Ellesmere Port train and change on to a rail replacement bus at Hooton.
  • Trains are running between Liverpool city centre and Ellesmere Port every 30 minutes.

Thursday 13 June

Due to signalling issues as a result of flooding and continued rainfall, an amended service will run on the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines on Thursday 13 June. 

  • On the Ellesmere Port line a 30 minute rail service will run between Ellesmere Port and Rock Ferry. Passengers can then change Rock Ferry for services in to Liverpool city centre.
  • Trains will run between Rock Ferry and Liverpool city centre stations.
  • On the Chester line a rail replacement bus will run between Chester and Hooton. At Hooton passengers can change onto an Ellesmere Port line train to Rock Ferry, and again at Rock Ferry for train services to Liverpool city centre.
  • Where possible more trains will run. 

Journey times are expected to be significantly longer. 

Passengers are advised to leave plenty of their time for their journey and check the Merseyrail home page and @Merseyrail on Twitter for the latest updates before they travel.