Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be further significant changes to Merseyrail services from Thursday 2 April 2020. Trains will now operate a 30-minute service on all lines between 07:00 -19:00 Monday to Saturday, with a limited additional service from 19:00 to 22:00 on some lines. Trains will operate between 08:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.
The dispute is related to on-board staffing arrangements on the new fleet, set to be introduced on the network in 2020. This section provides up-to-date information about the conflict, as well as background details. The strike action planned by guard members of the RMT for November and December 2019 has been suspended.