Future engineering work

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No trains between Shotton and Bidston from Sunday 7 until Sunday 14 April

Start date
07/04/2019  00:00
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Transport for Wales between Wrexham Central and Bidston

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Transport for Wales

Platform upgrade work is taking place on the Merseyrail West Kirby Line, closing the line at Bidston. As a result, the line between Shotton and Bidston will close.

Between Sunday 7 and Sunday 14 April inclusive, no trains will run between Shotton and Bidston. To help you with your journey, buses will be provided between Shotton and Birkenhead North.

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.