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After six months of work, 40 metres underground, the end of Wirral loop line track renewal is here.

Wirral loop line will re-open on Monday 19 June. From Monday trains will run between all Wirral line stations as normal.

We would like to thank our passengers for your patience during the track renewal work, we're looking forward to welcoming you back on Monday.

 

Travelling from Wirral

New Brighton & West Kirby

If you travel from New Brighton or West Kirby, all trains will terminate at Birkenhead North.

There will be timetable alterations and a 30 minute service will run on both the New Brighton and West Kirby lines throughout the work. Six car trains will run when possible to maintain the number of seats available.

Chester & Ellesmere Port

If you travel from Chester or Ellesmere Port, all trains will terminate at Birkenhead Central. 

If you travel from Ellesmere Port, Overpool or Little Sutton, you will need to change at Hooton for services to Birkenhead Central between 07:12 and 18:12, Monday to Saturday. Outside these hours, trains will run through to Birkenhead Central.

Small timetable alterations will be made on both the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines throughout the work.

Rail Replacement Buses

High quality rail replacement buses will run directly between Birkenhead North and Liverpool and Birkenhead Central and Liverpool. Buses will stop at Moorfields and St George’s Hall on Lime Street.

Rail replacement buses will be scheduled to connect with train services at Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. Waiting time will be kept to a minimum and at peak times buses will fill up and go to keep you on the move.

If you use Birkenhead Park, Conway Park or Hamilton Square stations, Birkenhead rail replacement buses will run between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central as shown in the map below.

Travelling between North & South Wirral

If your journey normally involves changing between Wirral line services at Hamilton Square, Birkenhead rail replacement buses will link the stations as shown in the map below.

 

Travelling from Liverpool 

Rail Replacement Buses

If you travel from Liverpool to Wirral, you will need to catch a rail replacement bus to either Birkenhead North, where trains to New Brighton and West Kirby will start or Birkenhead Central, where trains to Chester and Ellesmere Port will start.

High quality rail replacement buses will pick up at Moorfields and St George’s Hall on Lime Street, before travelling non-stop to either Birkenhead North or Birkenhead Central. Buses to Birkenhead North and buses to Birkenhead Central will leave every 15 minutes at a minimum. At peak times buses will fill up and go to keep you on the move.

If you travel to Birkenhead Park, Conway Park or Hamilton Square, Birkenhead rail replacement buses will run between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central as shown in the map below.

New Brighton & West Kirby

If you travel towards New Brighton or West Kirby, there will be timetable alterations and a 30 minute service will run on both the New Brighton and West Kirby lines throughout the work. Six car trains will run when possible to maintain the number of seats available.

Chester & Ellesmere Port

If you travel to Ellesmere Port, Overpool or Little Sutton, you will need to change at Hooton between 06:56 and 19:26, Monday to Saturday. Outside these hours, trains will run through to Ellesmere Port.

Small timetable alterations will be made on both the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines throughout the work.Track Renewal Map Phase 3 V3 New 950

Your Journey

Your journey time will increase by approximately 20 minutes, however at peak times when roads are busy journey time could increase further. To help everyone have the quickest journey possible, avoid travelling at peak times if you can and stick to public transport.

 

Alternative Transport Options

The key advice during the final phase of the works is to stick to public transport to help keep the City Region moving. Alongside rail replacement buses cross-river, there also other transport options are available such as the Mersey Ferries and existing cross-river buses. For key travel advice and more information visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk/trackrenewal

 

Travelling on the New Brighton & West Kirby Lines

Travelling on the New Brighton & West Kirby Lines

If you travel on the New Brighton and West Kirby lines, there will be timetable alterations and a 30 minute service will run.

Read more Travelling on the New Brighton & West Kirby Lines

Travelling on the Chester & Ellesmere Port Lines

Travelling on the Chester & Ellesmere Port Lines

Ellesmere Port trains will start and terminate at Hooton at certain times.

Read more Travelling on the Chester & Ellesmere Port Lines

Early Morning Travel

Early Morning Travel

Early morning rail replacement buses will run from Wirral to Liverpool.

Read more Early Morning Travel

Late Night Travel

Late Night Travel

The last rail replacement buses that leave Liverpool will call at all stations.

Read more Late Night Travel