Lime Street Station Closure

A major closure of Lime Street Station will take place from 2 June to 29 July 2018.


This closure will:

  • Enable an extra three services per hour to/from Lime Street, including new direct services to Scotland from 2019.

  • Provided two new station platforms.

  • Remodelled platforms creating longer, better managed platforms that accommodate longer trains and more passengers.

Network Rail have been working with train operating companies and Merseytravel to develop robust and appropriate transport plans to ensure passengers can still travel to, from and around the Liverpool City region during the works and to ensure that Liverpool stays open for business during this time.

In addition we have been working hard with key city region partners and stakeholders to ensure that we minimise, wherever possible, the disruption to city region events and activities.  

As with the closure in October 2017 the following transport plan will be in place:

  • Virgin, East Midlands, London North Western and Northern Connect services (from Manchester Airport), will terminate at Liverpool South Parkway with passengers transferring onto the Merseyrail Network to complete their journey.

  • Those traveling between Manchester Victoria, Wigan, Preston and Liverpool will also have a direct rail service for almost 5 of the 8 week closure, from 11 June to 13 July.  From 2 to 10 June and 14 to 29 July and after 8pm from 11 June to 13 July these passengers will catch a rail replacement bus service from Huyton Bus Station into Liverpool City centre.

  • Northern services through Hunts Cross (apart from the Northern Connect service), will terminate at Hunts Cross with passengers taking one of the following options:

  • Transfer onto other rail services to Liverpool South Parkway (2 trains per hour in the peak)
  • ½ hourly bus service calling all stations on the City Line (Liverpool South Parkway, West Allerton, Mossley Hill, Edge Hill) to Liverpool Lime Street, St Georges Plateau.
  • ½ hourly shuttle bus - Hunts Cross to Liverpool South Parkway only
  • Peak only ¼ hourly bus service from Hunts Cross to Moorfields Station (non-stop)

For more information about the works, how your journey will change or to down load the stakeholder toolkit please visit .


29th May 2018

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