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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

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 Manchester AirportNorthern18:005On time
to New BrightonMerseyrail18:03AOn time
to West KirbyMerseyrail18:08AOn time
to ChesterMerseyrail18:13AOn time
to Wigan North WesternNorthern18:134On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CleethorpesTransPennine Express18:018Late
from New BrightonMerseyrail18:03AOn time
from NewcastleTransPennine Express18:043On time
from West KirbyMerseyrail18:08AOn time
from Wigan North WesternNorthern18:091On 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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