Timetable changes and station closures from Merseyrail ahead of Giants event

Merseyrail train
Credit: Merseyrail


Merseyrail has announced that they will be making changes to its services between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 October to allow for the high number of passengers expected to use the network during the Giants event.

On Thursday 4 October 2018, Merseyrail will have a normal timetable will be in place. However, there will not be additional late night trains and passengers are urged to check train times before travelling.

On Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, Merseyrail will be operating a special event timetable. This includes a limited stop service – this will run across the network and some stations will be closed. This will allow Merseyrail to deliver a more reliable service.

For the safety of passengers, Liverpool Lime Street low level and James Street stations will both be closed to the public. Wirral line passengers have to use Liverpool Central only, and Northern line passengers should use Moorfields only.

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 only, Merseyrail will be running no trains on the Ellesmere Port line and a 20-minute train shuttle service between Chester and Hooton. Services on the Hunts Cross line will start and terminate at Liverpool South Parkway.

On Sunday 7, trains will run on the Ellesmere Port line and services will run to Hunts Cross.

What did the officials say?

Managing Director at Merseyrail, Andy Heath, said:

“We are always pleased to support events in the City Region and to help us deliver a reliable service to both commuters and those travelling to the event, we have made necessary timetable changes. Both the timetable change and limited stops mean we can deliver a more frequent and strengthened service as much as possible to support the volume of passengers we are expecting on the network during the Giants event. Our stations will be extremely busy, queuing systems will be in place at stations and staff will be available to support passengers. We encourage all passengers to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.”

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