Liverpool has one
of the most frequent commuter services outside London,
connecting it to many cities including Manchester, London,
Birmingham and Chester.
The local service operates in and out of the city centre
at four stations: Liverpool Central [map], Moorfields [map] , James Street [map]and Lime Street [map].
And services from these stations run to Ormskirk, Kirkby,
Southport, Hunts Cross, West Kirby, Ellesmere Port and
Liverpool’s main station Lime Street is at one end
of the world’s first true public railway, which
linked the Mersey to Manchester. Plans for the station
were first drawn up in 1833, but it was another three
years – and lots of arguments later – when
its doors finally opened to the public.
Since then the station has been renovated several times
and it is now one of the most modern stations in Britain,
providing a service for millions of commuters every year.
There is generally an hourly service from London Euston
to Liverpool Lime Street and back again provided by Virgin. The journey takes around two hours and 55
minutes on weekdays, and three hours and 40 minutes on
For more information on all services out of Liverpool
stations, including intercity journeys from Lime Street
Station, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457
For information on Virgin services from Liverpool Lime
Street Station, call the hotline on 08457 222333.