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One of the busiest stations on the network, Liverpool James Street Railway Station serves the centre of Liverpool city with Merseyrail services on the Wirral Line. Trains from Liverpool James Street run every five minutes around the Liverpool city centre loop to Moorfields, Liverpool Lime Street, and Liverpool Central. Trains running in the opposite direction serve Hamilton Square with quarter-hourly extensions alternately to New Brighton, West Kirby, and Hooton. After Hooton, trains continue quarter-hourly to Chester and half-hourly to Ellesmere Port.

Typically for Merseyrail services, Liverpool James Street is staffed during all opening hours and tickets should be purchased from the booking office directly. Platform CCTV is installed throughout the station. Toilet facilities with payphones, a cashpoint, and waiting areas are all available for customer use. Train running information is provided via digital departure and arrival screens. Those wishing to stow their cycles at the station may do so, provided space is available. There is step-free access to the platforms via lifts.

Liverpool James Street is the nearest station to Albert Dock – it's only an 8-minute walk away! Visit our dedicated page to trains to Albert Dock for more details.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Liverpool James Street. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Liverpool James Street station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Departures and arrivals from Liverpool James Street

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Liverpool James Street station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ChesterMerseyrail23:431Late
to New BrightonMerseyrail23:451Late
to ChesterMerseyrail23:513Late
to New BrightonMerseyrail23:523On time
to Birkenhead Hamilton SquareMerseyrail23:541On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ChesterMerseyrail23:431Late
from New BrightonMerseyrail23:441On time
from ChesterMerseyrail23:503Late
from New BrightonMerseyrail23:523On time
from Ellesmere PortMerseyrail23:541On 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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