Merseyrail to increase train services this July

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Credit: Merseyrail

Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, Merseyrail has announced that it will be increasing its train services from Sunday 5th July.

These changes are being put in place to support the expected increase in passenger numbers across Liverpool.

A summary of the changes are below, passengers should check for the latest information before travelling.

  • Monday to Saturday
    • Southport Line
      • Services return to running every 15 minutes throughout the day
    • Hunts Cross Line
      • Services return to running every 15 minutes throughout the day
    • Kirkby Line
      • A 30-minute service will run all day
    • Ormskirk Line
      • A 30-minute service will run all day
    • Chester & Ellesmere Port lines
      • A 30-minute service will operate on both lines with a 15-minute service running between Hooton and Liverpool City Centre stations
    • New Brighton Line
      • A 30-minute service will run all day
    • West Kirby Line
      • A 30-minute service will run all day
  • Sunday
    • Southport Line
      • Services return to running every 15 minutes throughout the day until 19:00, and then a 30-minute service will operate
    • Hunts Cross Line
      • Services return to running every 60 minutes throughout the day
    • Kirkby Line
      • A 60-minute service will run all day
    • Ormskirk Line
      • A 60-minute service will run all day
    • Chester & Ellesmere Port lines
      • A 60-minute service will run all day on both lines with an additional hourly shuttle service between Ellesmere Port and Hooton.
    • New Brighton Line
      • A 45-minute service will run all day
    • West Kirby Line
      • A 45-minute service will run all day
Merseyrail train
Credit: Merseyrail

Andy Heath, Managing Director at Merseyrail, said: “During this pandemic, our staff have worked hard to ensure that train services have continued to operate for those who need them, albeit at a reduced level.

“Following the Government’s announcement earlier this week, we are now in a position to increase our services in anticipation of increased numbers of passengers using our trains.
I’d stress that the government guidance remains that public transport is to be used for necessary journeys only.

“I would also like to remind our passengers that – as per government guidance – they must wear a face covering on public transport for the safety of yourselves, fellow passengers and our staff.”

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