Your brand new trains are on track for 2020 and to get ready for their arrival Phase 9 of the platform upgrade work will start on the New Brighton line on 27 April 2019

Platform upgrade work will be taking place between New Brighton and Birkenhead North. 

Rail replacement buses will run to all stations between New Brighton and Birkenhead North from Saturday 27 April to Sunday 5 May.

On Monday 6 May a normal train service will run.

Monday - Saturday Timetables

New Brighton - Liverpool Central


Moorfields - New Brighton



Sunday Timetables

New Brighton - Liverpool Central 

Nb Lvc Phase 9


Moorfields - New Brighton



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

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 stations during the work.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest travel information and sign up to our enewsletter at merseyrail.org/newsletter

For more information about other public transport options visit merseytravel.gov.uk