Wirral loop line track renewal 3 January – 18 June 2017 ….

Posted on January 2nd, 2017, by The Chairman

Thanks to Michael Ross for spotting this Merseyrail press release ….

For six weeks, Wirral line trains will start and terminate at Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. Rail replacement buses will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool stations.

Rail Replacement Buses


Merseyrail Travel Information

• Trains on the New Brighton and West Kirby lines will run every 30 minutes. Six car trains will run when possible to maintain the number of seats available.

• Small timetable alterations will be made on the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines. Ellesmere Port services will start and terminate at Hooton at certain times.

To minimise the impact work has on your journey:

• Express rail replacement buses will run directly between Birkenhead and Liverpool providing a speedy service.

• Cross-river rail tickets will be accepted on Mersey Ferries.

• In Liverpool city centre, valid rail tickets will be accepted on the 10A bus service.

• Passengers with special transport needs will be assisted.

• Follow @merseyrail on Twitter using #trackrenewal, a dedicated team will provide live travel information from start to end of service.

We advise:

• Do not drive at peak times, the Mersey Tunnels and surrounding roads can accommodate additional buses but will not cope with an increase in cars without causing significant congestion.

• Allow more time for your journey.

• Speak to your employer about whether there is flexibility in working times.

For more information on how this will affect your journey, and for more information on Phases 2 & 3, please pick up a booklet from any staffed Merseyrail station or click here.

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  1. The Chairman Says:

    To cope with the extra loadings, Stagecoach have brought in double deckers to temporarily replace the single deckers on their fast X8 route between Chester and Liverpool via Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port and Bromborough.

    These vehicles are in Cambridge Park & Ride livery and are brand new. According to one of the drivers, they haven’t even got to Cambridge yet, as they came straight from the factory in Falkirk. Quite striking in purple, orange or grey livery.

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