No trains to and from Liverpool Lime Street after wall collapse

There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.
There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.
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There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.

Network Rail are advising passengers to expect "major disruption" until 6 March following the incident.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: "Damage caused by a wall collapsing between Liverpool Lime Street and Edge Hill is causing major disruption to journeys to and from Liverpool Lime Street. Trains are currently unable to run to or from this station.

"A section of trackside wall that was loaded with concrete and cabins by a third party collapsed. This sent rubble across all four railway lines damaging the overhead wires in the process.

"An extensive clear-up needs to take place to make the location safe before repairs to the overhead wires can be undertaken.

"Reports from Network Rail indicate that the line may not re-open until Monday 6 March."

The following alterations will apply:

East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road

Customers travelling to Liverpool South Parkway may use Northern and TransPennine Express services between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool South Parkway

Customers may use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central

Buses will run between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street

Customers with tickets dated Tuesday 28 February, who were unable to travel, may use these on Wednesday 1 March.

London Midland

London Midland trains will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway

Customers may use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central

Customers with tickets dated Tuesday 28 February may use these today, Wednesday 1 March

London Midland customers may use their tickets on Merseyrail via any reasonable route.

Northern

A very limited number of services will run between

Wigan and Huyton

Manchester Victoria and Huyton

Manchester Oxford Road and Hunts Cross

Northern customers may use their tickets on:

Merseyrail services between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street

TransPennine Express services on any reasonable route between Liverpool and Manchester

Replacement road transport has been requested to run between Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross / Huyton but there is no estimate for this as yet.

TransPennine Express

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway

Rail Replacement Coaches will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool South Parkway

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will start / terminate at Manchester Victoria

TransPennine Express customers may use their tickets on:

East Midlands Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield

Northern trains via any reasonable route

Customers with tickets dated Tuesday 28 February, who were unable to travel, may use these on Wednesday 1 March.

Virgin Trains

Services will start / terminate at Runcorn

Replacement buses will run between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street

Customers may use their tickets via reasonable routes on:

London Midland

Merseyrail