Rail Changes in Wirral (1.4.20)

Changes to rail service timetables in Wirral come into effect from tomorrow, following Government measures on social distancing and an increasing number of station, depot and onboard staff self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trains will now only operate between the hours of 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday, with services every 30 minutes across all lines. Sunday services will operate between the hours of 8am and 7pm and are as follows:

Northern line:

Hourly service

Chester line:

Hourly service

Ellesmere Port line:

Hourly service operating calling at all stations between Ellesmere Port and Hooton.

Passengers can change at Hooton to continue their onward journeys.

New Brighton & West Kirby lines

45-minute service

There are likely to be further amendments to our timetable over the coming weeks due to staff affected by COVID-19, commuters should check before travel.

This can be done by visiting:


Merseyrail Twitter account @merseyrail or

Sending a message on WhatsApp on 0151 555 1111