COVID-19 Timetable Changes

From Monday 18 May, Merseyrail will be increasing services on the network, including reinstating some services before 07:00 and after 19:00, Monday – Saturday. Services will continue to run between approximately 08:00 – 20:00 on Sundays.

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COVID-19 Timetable Changes


From Monday 18 May, the frequency and number of rail services on our network will increase.  

Passengers are reminded that these services are for essential 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

You can find all timetable information on services running until Sunday 17 May here

The revised timetable for Monday 18 May is below.

We would like to assure all customers that we are doing everything possible to keep you safe if your journey is essential. 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

Sp1 (1)


Southport to Liverpool

Sp 2

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

Ches Sunday

Liverpool to Chester & Ellesmere Port 

Ches S2

West Kirby & New Brighton lines

West Kirby to New Brighton

Wk And Nb1

New Brighton to West KirbyWk And Nb 2