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.

Buses replace trains between Hooton and Rock Ferry from Saturday 2 to Friday 22 March

Start date
02/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Chester / Ellesmere Port and Liverpool Central

TOC(s) affected

Platform upgrade work is taking place at all stations between Hooton and Rock Ferry, closing the line.

How will this affect my journey?

Rail replacement buses will run between Hooton and Rock Ferry, calling at all stations. All buses will also call at Hamilton Square where there are more trains running to and from Liverpool.

Express buses will also run between Hooton and Hamilton Square stations Monday to Saturday.

Passengers can board trains at Hamilton Square to complete their onward journey.

There will be train timetable alterations on both the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines. Passengers travelling on these lines will need to board a rail replacement bus at Hooton station.

If you are travelling from Rock Ferry, Green Lane or Birkenhead Central there will be a reduced train service with trains running every 15 minutes.

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 Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with 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.