Merseyrail announces Boxing Day services

07 December 2023 2 min read

Merseyrail has announced that it will be running limited train services between 9am and 6.30pm on Boxing Day.

Southport line

Services on the Southport line will run every 30 minutes, calling at:

  • Southport,
  • Birkdale,
  • Ainsdale,
  • Formby,
  • Blundellsands & Crosby,
  • Waterloo,
  • Bootle Oriel Road,
  • Sandhills,
  • Liverpool Central.

Ormskirk line

Ormskirk line services will also run every 30 minutes, calling at:

  • Ormskirk,
  • Maghull,
  • Aintree,
  • Orrell Park,
  • Kirkdale,
  • Sandhills,
  • Liverpool Central.

You can use this link to find details of all Merseyrail Boxing Day train services.

Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

There will be no train services on Christmas Day, while on New Year’s Day, a 30-minute Sunday service will run on all lines.

Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve will see services finishing earlier than usual. On both days, from approximately 19:00, final services will run with trains reaching their final destination by 21:30. Customers should check the journey planner at to plan their journey.

A normal timetable will be in place on all other days.

Christmas spirit

Suzanne Grant, Commercial Director at Merseyrail, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer Boxing Day services this Christmas, as people across the Liverpool City Region prepare to enjoy the festive season.

“Our stations and staff will also be getting into the Christmas spirit, helping to spread lots of Christmas cheer. So, if people are looking for inspiration for things to see and do on the lead up to Christmas, just have a look at the Christmas pages on the Merseyrail website at

“But do remember that as services are limited on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve they are likely to be busy. We would encourage customers to use the journey planner at, before they make their festive plans.”

You can use this link to find full timetable information, Christmas shopping and event guides.

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