Due to forecast adverse weather conditions which are predicted to affect the region overnight, Merseyrail have made some minor amendments to their timetable for tomorrow, Saturday 2nd January.
Trains will now start from approx. 0700.
There will be changes to some timetables for passengers travelling on the Southport, Hunts Cross and Ormskirk lines in the New Year.
In the last few weeks, trains between Hunts Cross and Southport have terminated at Liverpool Central, and trains from Ormskirk have run between Hunts Cross and Ormskirk.
From Saturday 2 January, Southport services will start and terminate at Hunts Cross, with Ormskirk trains starting and terminating at Liverpool Central.
Passengers wishing to travel between Ormskirk and Hunts Cross from 2 January will need to change at Liverpool Central.
As part of the changes, trains from Southport to Hunts Cross will be departing up to 2 minutes earlier than the current timetable, and a new timetable will be in place on the Ormskirk line.
Services between Southport and Hunts Cross will continue to run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday with a 30-minute service on Sundays.
Services between Ormskirk and Liverpool Central will continue to operate every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday.
Sunday services on the Southport line will operate every 30 minutes.
Full timetable information can be found below.
Planned Engineering Work
Throughout January and February there will also be weekend engineering works taking place at various locations across the network resulting in rail replacement buses operating.
For full details on the upcoming engineering work click here.
6 Car Services
Passengers who would prefer to travel on six-car trains can visit this webpage to check which services are operating as six-car-trains in advance.
From Thursday 31 December, government-issued travel advice is that passengers can travel with confidence by following the advice below:
Avoid peak travel if you can (between 07:00-09:30 and 16:00-18:30)
Allow extra time for your journey
Face coverings must be worn at all times at stations or on trains, unless exempt. Maximum fines of £6,400 can be issued by British Transport Police for those refusing to comply
Use contactless payments where possible
Wash or sanitise hands as soon as possible before and after travel
Remain seated where you can
Maintain social distancing where possible
Follow advice from staff and be considerate to other passengers
Do not use public transport if you, or a member of your household, has COVID-19 symptoms or you have been instructed to self-isolate.
Aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.
Monday to Saturday Timetables