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When the original Liverpool Central station opened in 1874, it was a large terminal station with a grand three-storey building above ground, fronting on to Ranelagh Street, and a huge arch-roofed train shed behind, housing six platforms, with direct routes to destinations all over the country including Manchester Central, London St. Pancras, London Marylebone, Hull and Harwich. By the 1960s, most routes had been diverted to Lime Street, and in 1973, the buildings were demolished. Now, Liverpool Central lives on, underground. In fact, it's the busiest station in Liverpool and the busiest underground station outside of London, welcoming 40,000 passengers every day. There's been an underground station here since 1892, but it really came into its own in the 1970s when it became the central hub of the Merseyrail network, serving the Northern and Wirral lines. The station underwent a multi-million pound face-lift in 2012.

Station details & facilities

Liverpool Central station is on three levels accessed through the shopping centre. On the entry level is the main concourse with a ticket office, shop and ticket machines. Straight ahead through the barriers, you'll find toilet and baby-change facilities. Left from the barriers are the escalators down to the Wirral Line and to the right are escalators and stairs to the Northern Line. The lift serves all three levels.

Departures and arrivals from Liverpool Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Liverpool Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ChesterMerseyrail08:253Late
to SouthportMerseyrail08:252Late
to West KirbyMerseyrail08:273Late
to Hunts CrossMerseyrail08:281On time
to Ellesmere PortMerseyrail08:303On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Hunts CrossMerseyrail08:242Late
from ChesterMerseyrail08:253Late
from West KirbyMerseyrail08:273Late
from SouthportMerseyrail08:271On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail08:303On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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