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From Tuesday 22 September, following the latest government guidance, customers should only travel on our network for essential purposes, such as travelling to and from school or work. Please remember to wear a face covering on trains and in stations unless you are under 11 or exempt. A £100 fine applies

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COVID-19 Timetable Changes


Due to COVID – 19 a reduced timetable is in place on the Merseyrail network.

Passengers are reminded that these services are for necessary journeys only. If you can use alternative forms of transport such as driving, cycling or walking please do so in line with the government guidance.

Timetable Information

Full timetable information is available below or you can our journey planner to find train times.

Please note: From Sunday 5 July timetable changes will be made as additional services will run across our network, find out more here.

We would like to assure all customers that we are doing everything possible to keep you safe if your journey is necessary. Please view our latest travel advice before travelling.

An update from our MD Andy Heath can be found below:

Monday - Saturday Timetables

Southport & Hunts Cross lines

Please note the following additional services will only run Monday to Friday:

07:13 Southport - Hunts Cross

07:43 Southport - Hunts Cross 

08:21 Hunts Cross - Sandhills  

08:56 Hunts Cross - Liverpool Central


16:21 Sandhills - Hunts Cross

16:51 Sandhills - Hunts Cross 

16:51 Hunts Cross - Southport 

17:21 Hunts Cross - Southport 


Hunts Cross - Southport 

AM Trains

S 1a

PM Trains

S 1b

Southport - Hunts Cross 

AM Trains

S 2a

PM Trains

S 2b

Ormskirk line

Liverpool to Ormskirk

Orm 1

Ormskirk to Liverpool

Orm 2

Kirkby line

Liverpool to Kirkby


Kirkby to Liverpool


Chester & Ellesmere Port lines

Chester and Ellesmere Port - Liverpool

AM Services

Ch 1a

PM Services

Ch 1b

Liverpool - Chester and Ellesmere Port 

AM Services

Ches x (1)

PM Services

Ch 2b

West Kirby line

West Kirby to Liverpool

Wk a

Liverpool to West Kirby


New Brighton line

New Brighton to Liverpool


Liverpool to New Brighton

Nb b (1)

Sunday Timetables

Southport line

Liverpool to Southport

Sport1 (2)


Southport to Liverpool


Ormskirk & Hunts Cross lines

Hunts Cross to OrmskirkOrm 1 Sun

Ormskirk to Hunts CrossOrm 2 Sun



Kirkby line

Liverpool to Kirkby

Kir 1 (2)

Kirkby to Liverpool

Kir 2 (1)

Chester & Ellesmere Port lines

Chester & Ellesmere Port to Liverpool

Chester1 (2)

Liverpool to Chester & Ellesmere Port 

Chester 2 (1)

West Kirby & New Brighton lines

West Kirby to New Brighton

Wk And Nb1

New Brighton to West KirbyWk And Nb 2