CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Liverpool Lime Street Incident

On Tuesday 28th February part of a retaining wall on the approach to Liverpool Lime Street station collapsed bringing down over head lines and damaging signalling. No train are able to operate in or out of Lime Street and emergency plans are in place.

The damage was caused from a third party property which has resulted in destabilisation in a number of structures which will be required to be demolished / removed before examination can commence of the retaining wall, as a result of the tons of rubble which fell on the track cannot be removed until this work has been carried out. The initial for completion of works/repairs is Monday 6th March 2017.



A limited train service is in operation to Huyton and Liverpool South parkway and full details of the changes to Northern train services can be found on the Northern Railway website or by clicking this link Other operators are also providing an emergency timetable and details can be found on the various websites below:

East Midland Trains
London Midland
Virgin Trains West Coast
TransPennine Express

Customers wishing to travel to Liverpool are strongly advised to check details before starting their journey and only to travel to Lime Street if absolutely essential.