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Trains to Liverpool Lime Street

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, booking office, shops, a taxi rank and various eateries and coffee shops. There are nine platforms, and they all have step-free access.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • 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
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • First Class Lounge description :

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


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes :

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

  • Staff Help Notes :

    Liverpool Lime Street Mobility Team are available: -

    Monday - Saturday 07:00 - 22:00

    Sunday 08:00 - 22:00.


     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 points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note :

    Various retail establishments including Photo Booths to purchase items whilst in the station


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    Male and Female toilets located on the station concourse by Lord Nelson street entrance

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :


  • Wifi available :
  • Wifi notes :

    WiFi hot spots around Liverpool Lime Street station

  • Web kiosk : False


  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on Platform 7


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Short stay car park located on Skelhorne Street & Long Stay Car Park located on Lord Nelson Street
  • Carpark operator : APCOA
  • Car parking spaces : 280

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 52
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Alongside station entrance
  • Cycle storage notes :

    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.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • 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.

Trains to Liverpool Lime Street


Liverpool Lime Street station, Liverpool, L1 1JD
Ticket Office 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

Liverpool Lime Street Live Departures


Liverpool Lime Street


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