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Summary of services over the Christmas period

Christmas Eve - Train services finish early.

Christmas Day - There are no trains running.

Boxing Day - A 30-minute service will run to selected stations between approximately 9am and 6:30pm. - Timetable information is available here.

New Year's Eve - Train services finish early.

New Year's Day - A 30-minute Sunday service will run. 

Last Trains on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Train services will finish early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, the last train times for Friday 24 and Friday 31 December are shown in timetables on the Merseyrail website.

Merseyrail are a Merseyside based train service with services running frequently to 68 stations across the region. Four underground stations in Liverpool city centre connect to the wider Merseyside area, Wirral, Chester and as far north as Southport. Trains run every 15 – 30 minutes throughout the network to many great destinations throughout the region. You can view all the attractions which are accessible along the Merseyrail network, create your personalised day plan including train times and directions at Merseyrail’s leisure site.

Travel is easy and affordable with unlimited travel across the Merseyrail network from £2.25 returns or just £5.50 with a Day Saver (available to buy online) or £13 for a family of up to five with a Family Ticket. The Day Saver and Family ticket are for off-peak travel and can be used any time after 0930 Monday – Friday and any time on weekends and bank holidays, giving you plenty of freedom to explore Merseyside.

You can now buy an All Zone Adult and 18 and under Day Saver online. Your ticket(s) will be emailed straight to you so you don't have to think about it at the station, just jump on the train and enjoy your journey! Buy your ticket here.

Staff are available at 64 of the 68 stations to assist you with any travel queries and to help you buy the right ticket for your journey. Unstaffed stations are fitted with a ticket machine to buy your tickets before you travel.

To plan your journey, visit the website or download the app.

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