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 Merseyrail City Line

St Helens StationMerseyrail City Line Services

Merseyrail City Line trains are operated by Northern Rail.
Longer distance services shown in the rail timetables below are operated by either Arriva Trains Wales, East Midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express, London Midland or VirginTrains.

We produce four timetables covering all services on the City Line. You can download these timetables by clicking the links below.


City Line Book 1 from 18 May to 13 December 2014

Covering the following areas:

  • Summary of train time between Liverpool - Warrington and Manchester.
  • Summary of train time between Liverpool and Huyton.


City Line Book 2 from 19 May to 13 December 2014

Covering the following areas:

  •  Liverpool - Warrington Central/Manchester (via Liverpool South Parkway).
  • Liverpool - Runcorn - Crewe (via Liverpool South Parkway).



City Line Book 3 from 19 May to 13 December 2014

Covering the following areas:

  • Liverpool - Warrington Bank Quay/Manchester/Manchester Victoria via Huyton.
  • Newton-le-Willows - Warrington/Chester/Ellesmere Port.


City Line Book 4 from 18 May to 5 October 2014

City Line Book 4 from 6 October to 13 December 2014.pdfCity Line Book 4 from 6 October to 13 December 2014

Covering the following areas:

  • Liverpool - St Helens Central, Wigan North Western and Blackpool North.
  • Includes trains between Blackpool North and Liverpool South Parkway.



Helping you with your journey

The names and addresses of the City Line train operators are shown below. They will do all they can to deal with comments and suggestions about their services.The Operator Codes (for example NT) shown on the timetable pages, tell you which company operates your train.

Northern Rail (NT)
Phone: 0845 00 00 125 Textphone: 08456 045 608

Arriva Trains Wales (AW)
Phone: 0845 606 1660 Textphone: 0845 60 50 600

East Midlands Trains (EM)
Phone: 08457 125 678 Textphone: 18001 followed by 08457 125 678

First TransPennine Express (TP)
Phone: 0845 600 1671 Textphone: 0845 600 1673

London Midland (LM)
Phone: 0121 634 2040 Textphone: 0845 707 8051

Virgin Trains (VT)
Phone: 0845 000 8000 Textphone: 0121 654 7528

If you have any suggestions for how we can improve your Merseyrail service, or if you are unhappy with the response you have received from a particular train operator, you can write to us at:

Merseytravel, PO Box 1976, Liverpool L69 3HN or contact our feedback team at .​

National Rail

Visit the Northern Rail website.

More info


Visit the Traveline website.

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Rail Accessibility

Visit the transport accessibility section.

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Merseytravel, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Tel: 0151 227 5181  |  Fax: 0151 330 1234