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.
The RMT Union is currently in dispute with Merseyrail, which has resulted in 16 days of industrial action since the spring of 2017. The dispute is related to on-board staffing arrangements on the new fleet, set to be introduced on the network in 2020. A further day of talks took place under the auspices of the conciliation service ACAS. These talks continue to be constructive and further discussion will take place over the next four weeks.” This section provides up-to-date information about the conflict, as well as background details.