UPDATE: Platform 2 will reopen Wednesday 16 October.

The platform upgrade work at Green Lane will be completed ahead of schedule and platform 2 will reopen on Wednesday 16 October. 

Trains travelling from Liverpool towards Chester and Ellesmere Port will call at Green Lane as normal from the start of service on Wednesday. 

Please note that due to planned engineering work, rail replacement buses will run between Hamilton Square and Chester / Ellesmere Port on Sunday 20 October.

Due to platform upgrade works platform 2 ( towards Rock Ferry )  will be out of use. Trains from Liverpool to Chester and Ellesmere Port will not stop at Green Lane.

Passengers travelling towards Hooton/Chester or Ellesmere Port from Green Lane should board any Liverpool bound train from Platform 1 and change at Birkenhead Central for their onward journey.

Passengers travelling from Liverpool to Green Lane are advised to travel to Rock Ferry and change onto a Liverpool bound train which will call at Green Lane.

Please note that the last train from Liverpool to Rock Ferry that will allow passengers to board a train back to Green Lane departs James Street station at 23:32. The 23:48 from James Street will arrive at Rock Ferry after the last train to Green Lane has departed.

Passengers should allow extra time for their journeys.

Please note: Trains toward Liverpool are not affected by these works.

Assisted travel

Our usual arrangements to support customers that need assistance to travel will remain in place during the works.

We would encourage all customers who require assistance to contact us in advance so that we can offer the level of support needed where possible.

Ideally 24 hours’ notice is required, however we understand this may not always be possible and will work hard to ensure you can complete your journey with us.

To make arrangements call 0800 0277 347 (Freephone) or 0151 555 1111, Monday to Friday from 07:00 until 19:00.

If you are travelling outside these hours or at weekends, please call 0151 702 2704.


Further travel advice

Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. Journeys may take longer especially at peak times.

Please note that bikes cannot be taken on rail replacement buses, and prams and pushchairs
must be folded (with the exception of folding bikes).

For live travel updates:

  • Visit the Merseyrail homepage
  • Follow us on Twitter @merseyrail. Merseyrail’s Twitter channel is staffed from 06:00 to 23:30, Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 to 18:00 on Sundays.
  • Download the Merseyrail app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Call the Merseyrail Customer Relations Team on 0151 555 1111. Open 07:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday.
  • Speak to a member of staff at any staffed Merseyrail station. Staff will still be available at all Kirkby line stations during the work.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest travel information and sign up to our enewsletter at merseyrail.org/newsletter


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