Important travel information - Hunts Cross line

Train services between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central are currently suspended due to a cable fault causing the power supply to the third rail to be severely reduced. Rail replacement buses are running between all affected stations. We have been advised by Network Rail that it is unlikely that services will be running between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central until start of service on Monday morning (22 July). If Network Rail identify the problem and fix the fault before this time, we will reinstate the normal train service well in advance of Monday. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time. Please click the link above for more details.

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Semi-Fast Train Information


If Merseyrail services are affected by a disruptive event, it is important that a normal timetable is restored as soon as possible to minimise the effect on passenger’s journeys.
On some occasions Merseyrail trains will run as semi-fast services to help restore a disrupted timetable.
This means that trains will run directly between two appointed stations, not stopping at stations in-between.
Careful consideration is always taken when deciding if a service should run as a semi-fast service and services are only altered when the change will benefit the majority of passengers.
If a service is to run as a semi-fast service, announcements will be made on the train, on the platform via the station public address system and digital screens will advise of the change.