TPE also now call at LSP ….

Posted on December 26th, 2010, by The Chairman

Trans Pennine Express trains now also call at Liverpool South Parkway (LSP) since the beginning on the Winter timetable from 12 December. It’s only a 10-15 minute bus ride from LSP to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and there are buses every few minutes with a fast Airlink 501 bus every 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought from your local station ticket office or the train conductor valid on the train and the 501 bus through to the airport.

These will be bigger bendy buses soon courtesy of London Mayor Boris Johnson who is replacing them in London long before they are life-expired such that they are being picked up at a good price for use elsewhere in the country. The ones for Liverpool are having one of the centre doors removed and the seating changed to provide extra space for luggage.

The TPE change is great news for those of us living towards the Manchester end of the line, this now giving 2 fast trains an hour from Manchester Piccadilly to LSP (those from Norwich and Scarborough) and well as Northern’s half-hourly stopping service.

For those of us using stations nearer the Chester end of our line it’s still quicker to go via Chester, changing again in Liverpool at Moorfields onto a Merseyrail Northern Line Hunts Cross service to LSP.

And for those on the Crewe-Liverpool Line or close to Mid-Cheshire Line stations but able to get to Hartford, it’s only a 20 minutes trip on London Midland’s hourly service to LSP.

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