Fans travelling to the Anfield meeting with Manchester United or heading to the away fixtures against Newcastle United or Tottenham Hotspur will be affected due to works that aim to deliver substantial improvements from 2019 as part of the Great North Rail Project.
Fans who normally travel to Lime Street through St Helens:
- For the first nine days of the closure between September 30 and October 9, supporters will be able to travel on rail replacement buses from St Helens Junction and St Helens Central. Passengers can choose between express services direct to Lime Street or services that stop at subsequent stations.
- Between October 9 and October 20, fans will be able to travel into Liverpool between 6am and 8pm in the evening on a train service into platforms 1&2 at Lime Street. After 8pm, passengers will travel on rail replacement buses to/from Huyton, where they will connect to rail services towards Manchester and Preston.
- Between October 20 and 22, fans will be able to travel by train as far as Huyton, where rail replacement buses will be provided.
Fans who normally travel on Northern and Merseyrail services to Liverpool via Hunts Cross:
- For the period between September 30 and October 22, a rail replacement bus will be provided as there will be no Merseyrail services to and from Hunts Cross and all Northern Services will terminate at Hunts Cross. Rail replacement buses will take passengers into Liverpool and stations en route to the city centre.
All other supporters who normally travel via Warrington Central or Crewe (from London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester):
- Between September 30 and October 22, fans should interchange at Liverpool South Parkway to make their onward journey to Liverpool on the Merseyrail network.
Fans should be aware that services will be busier than normal during this period and should allow extra time when travelling to Anfield.
Fans should also allow plenty of time to get their onward connection either to the Soccerbus via the rail link to Sandhills or the 917 bus service from St John’s Lane opposite Lime Street Station.
Fan who are travelling to Newcastle:
Fans will be able to get to the match by going to Liverpool South Parkway (Merseyrail service from Sandhills/Moorfields/Liverpool Central) and changing at Manchester/York onto Newcastle. Return journeys using the same route will also be available, though they will be limited.
Fans travelling to Tottenham:
Fans will be able to get to the match by going to Liverpool South Parkway (Merseyrail service from Sandhills/Moorfields/Liverpool Central), where they can pick up a direct service to London Euston. Return journeys will use the same route and fans will have several options to choose from, though the last service back from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway is 9.21pm.
For more information on how this will affect your journey, please visit www.networkrail.co.uk/lcr