Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended Merseyrail services to / from Southport from Saturday 2 until Sunday 24 February

Start date
02/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Merseyrail between Southport and Hunts Cross

TOC(s) affected

Until the end of the day on Sunday 24 February, platform work is taking place between Southport and Hall Road at weekends and from Monday to Friday between Southport and Formby, closing all lines

Buses will replace trains between Moorfields and and Formby .

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement bus timetable can be found here.


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.