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 Merseyrail City Line

St Helens StationMerseyrail City Line Services

Merseyrail City Line trains are operated by Northern.
Longer distance services shown in the rail timetables below are operated by either East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales, TransPennine Express, London Northwestern or Virgin Trains.

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 19 May to 14 December 2019)​ 

Covering the following areas:

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


City Line - Book 2 (from 19 May to 14 December 2019)​

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 14 December 2019)​​

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 19 May to 14 December 2019)​

Covering the following areas:

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

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 (NT)
Phone: 0800 200 60 60 
Twitter: @northernassist

East Midlands Trains (EM)
Phone: 03457 125 678 Textphone: 18001 followed by 08457 125 678
Twitter: @emtrains

Transport for Wales (TfW)
Phone: 03333 211 202 
Twitter: @TfWRail

TransPennine Express (TP)
Phone: 0345 600 1671
Twitter: @TPExpressTrains

London Northwestern (LN)
Phone: 0344 811 0133 
Twitter: @LNRailway

Virgin Trains (VT)
Phone: 03331 031 031 Textphone: 0121 654 7528
Twitter: @VirginTrains

National Rail Enquiries
Phone: 03457 48 49 50

Twitter: @nationalrailenq​

Large-print Timetables

If you need large-print copies of any Merseyrail or local bus timetable, please call us on 0151 330 1041. We’ll send the timetables to you by post as fast as we can.

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 Enquiries

Visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

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Rail Accessibility

Visit the transport accessibility section.

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