Merseyrail has announced timetable amendments after the introduction of national coronavirus restrictions yesterday.
From Monday 9th November a 30-minute service will operate between Liverpool Central and Southport, with 6 carriage trains operating where possible to maintain the capacity.
On other lines, services will be as follows
• Ormskirk and Kirkby lines – every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday
• Hunts Cross line – every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday
• Chester and Ellesmere Port lines – every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday (15-minute service between Hooton and Liverpool)
• West Kirby and New Brighton lines – every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday (15-minute service between Birkenhead North and Liverpool)
Services on the Ormskirk line will be terminating at Hunts Cross, so passengers travelling between Southport and Hunts Cross will need to change at Liverpool Central.
For more information, passengers should visit the Merseyrail Website
Andy Heath, Managing Director at Merseyrail, said: “As a result of the upcoming national restrictions and the impact of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to amend our timetables.
“By making this change we are able to operate a safe, reliable and efficient service for those that absolutely need to use our trains.
“I urge all of our customers to continue to follow government travel advice when travelling with us, such as wearing a face-covering at all times unless exempt, travelling at quieter times where possible and maintaining social distancing where you can.”
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