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 before 12:30 between New Brighton / Bidston and Hamilton Square on Sunday 1 March

Start date
01/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Merseyrail between New Brighton / West Kirby and Liverpool Central

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between New Brighton / Bidston and Hamilton Square, closing all lines.

Before 12:30, buses will replace trains between:

  • Leasowe / Bidston and Hamilton Square.
  • New Brighton and Hamilton Square.

A shuttle train service will run between West Kirby and Bidston, and also between Hamilton Square and Liverpool Central.

Customers travelling on the West Kirby line who require step free accessible transport should change at Leasowe for replacement buses to / from Hamilton Square, as Bidston is not currently an accessible station.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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.