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.

No trains at Bank Hall until Monday 17 December

Start date
04/12/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Southport and Hunts Cross

TOC(s) affected

Platform work is taking place at Bank Hall, resulting in the station being closed. Bank Hall station will reopen on Monday 17 December.

Until the station reopens, buses will operate between Bank Hall and Sandhills. These buses are for passengers travelling to and from Bank Hall only. Trains will be running through Bank Hall as normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Rail replacement buses will stop directly outside Bank Hall station.


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.