Merseyrail to run trains on Boxing Day

Rail operator Merseyrail says a limited service calling at selected stations will operate across its Liverpool city region network on Boxing Day. Tony McDonough reports

Merseyrail trains will call at Sandhills station on Boxing Day

Train services will run across Liverpool city region on Boxing Day this year.

Merseyrail says it will be running a special service between 9am and 6pm on December 26, calling at selected stations across the network. They will operate with six cars for maximum capacity, running every 30 minutes and calling at the following stations:

  • Southport – Liverpool – Liverpool South Parkway: Southport, Birkdale, Ainsdale, Formby, Blundellsands and Crosby, Waterloo, Sandhills, Liverpool Central, St Michaels and Liverpool South Parkway.
  • Ormskirk – Liverpool: Ormskirk, Maghull, Aintree, Orrell Park, Kirkdale, Sandhills and Liverpool Central.
  • Kirkby – Liverpool: Kirkby, Fazakerley, Kirkdale, Sandhills and Liverpool Central.
  • New Brighton – Liverpool. New Brighton, Birkenhead North, Conway Park, James St and Liverpool Central.
  • West Kirby – Liverpool: West Kirby, Leasowe, Birkenhead North, Conway Park, James St and Liverpool Central.
  • Hooton – Liverpool: Hooton, Bromborough, Bebington, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead Central, James St and Liverpool Central.

For full timetable information, Christmas shopping and event guides passengers can visit The customer service team can also be contacted via Twitter @merseyrail or WhatsApp on 0151 555 1111 for service updates and information.

Suzanne Grant, commercial director at Merseyrail, said: “As people across the Liverpool city region prepare to enjoy the festive season after a challenging 20 months, we are pleased to be able to offer Boxing Day services this Christmas.

“Whether you are visiting friends and family, heading to the boxing day sales or attending a sporting event we hope that you will consider using Merseyrail to get there.”

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