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Officially opened in 1836, Lime Street is Liverpool's largest and most popular train station. Redeveloped in the early 2000s in conjunction with Liverpool's Capital of Culture year in 2008, Lime Street was awarded Station of the Year 2010. As you step off the train, look out for statues of comic Ken Dodd and Labour politician Bessie Braddock, a nod to the city's seminal contributions to the worlds of entertainment and politics. The original plot of land where the station now stands was a cattle market, but the designers did not take inspiration from its original use, creating, instead, an impressive French chateau-style frontage. In the early days of the station's life, trains approaching Lime Street up the steep incline of Edge Hill had to be detached from their locomotives and eased into town by brake power and gravity alone. Likewise, upon leaving the station carriages had to be pulled up the hill with sheer manpower and a hefty rope. Where would we be without electricity?

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: The travel centre which provides travel information is also located on the conco
DayOpening Hours
Sunday 07:15 - 23:05
Weekdays05:00 - 23:38
Saturday 05:00 - 23:38
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
ShopsAvailable
Shops note<p>Various retail establishments including Photo Booths to purchase items whilst in the station</p>
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Various retail establishments are present on Liverpool Lime Street station to purchase refreshments.

ATMAvailable
ATM notes
Located on Platform 7
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notes<p>Male and Female toilets located on the station concourse by Lord Nelson street entrance</p>
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes

WiFi hot spots around Liverpool Lime Street station

Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Liverpool Lime Street Mobility Team are available: -

Monday - Saturday 07:00 - 22:00

Sunday 08:00 - 22:00.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE.

 A mobility assistance vehicle is available - to book, or for help boarding and alighting your train, please contact your train operator, ideally 48 hours in advance

Customer Service notes

Please see a member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception on the main concourse; further to that you can contact Network Rail on 03457 11 41 41.

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameShort stay car park located on Skelhorne Street & Long Stay Car Park located on Lord Nelson Street
Carpark operatorAPCOA
Car parking spaces280
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces52
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Alongside station entrance
Cycle storage notes<p>There are 2 areas at Liverpool Lime Street station where you can lock up your bike, Lord Nelson Street and Skelhorne Street. They are the only 2 places you are permitted to leave your bike at the station.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis at Liverpool Lime Street station can be provided by Liverpool City Black Cabs which are located at Lord Nelson Street. If you require a private accessible taxi please locate a member of the station staff and they will provide you with a local taxi firm company number.

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Situated between platforms 7 and 8 for 1st Class Virgin Trains passengers only.

 

The underground Lime Street Wirral Line station of the Merseyrail network is accessed via the main terminus. Platforms 1 to 6 are shorter than the rest and mostly service long-distance journeys to London, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Norwich. The concourse has toilets, a booking office, shops, a taxi rank and various eateries and coffee shops. There are nine platforms, and they all have step-free access.

 

Frequently asked questions

Is Liverpool Lime Street station open?

Liverpool Lime Street station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Liverpool Lime Street station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Liverpool Lime Street station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Liverpool Lime Street station.

Are there toilets in Liverpool Lime Street station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Liverpool Lime Street station.

Are dogs allowed in Liverpool Lime Street station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Liverpool Lime Street station but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Liverpool Lime Street

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Liverpool Lime Street station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonAvanti West Coast06:059On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains06:106On time
to ChesterMerseyrail06:13AOn time
to WilmslowNorthern06:157On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern06:206On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from HootonMerseyrail06:13AOn time
from New BrightonMerseyrail06:21AOn time
from Wigan North WesternNorthern06:221On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:268On time
from Rock FerryMerseyrail06:28AOn time
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