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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Rail Safety and Standards Board Report


The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) issued a report in July, about Risk associated with train dispatch.

The report uses 6 years’ worth of accident and incident data from around the country and explores Personal accidents to passengers and members of the public associated with train dispatch including:

  • Any injury to passengers or public while they are boarding or alighting a train.
  • Incidents of passengers or public coming into contact with a train while on the vplatform, or falling between a stationary or departing train and the platform.

The report found that trains without guards were as safe, if not safer than those with guards.

To read the full report please click the link below.