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Liverpool Lime Street railway station on Lime Street is a mainline and underground railway station serving the city centre of Liverpool, England. The station lies on a branch of the West Coast Main Line from London Euston, and on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network. Despite being the largest railway station in Liverpool city centre, the 2008/2009 period showed it was only the second busiest after Liverpool Central.

The main station is currently served by five train operating companies serving a wide variety of destinations, but the service has been much reduced in recent times. For example it is no longer possible to travel directly to Edinburgh, Plymouth and Cardiff without changing trains.


Services out of Lime Street (at February 2010) are as follows:

East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains operate an hourly service to Norwich via Warrington, Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham. Late afternoon and evening services terminate at Nottingham.

First TransPennine Express
TransPennine Express operate an hourly service to Scarborough via Warrington, Manchester, Leeds and York. There are also daily services to Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Hull. Evening services will run to York only.

London Midland
London Midland operate a half hourly service to Birmingham New Street via Runcorn, Crewe, Stafford and Wolverhampton. Late services terminate at Crewe.

Northern Rail
Northern Rail are the main train operating company out of Lime Street, and run the ticket office. Services include:

Half hourly service to Manchester Oxford Road (via Warrington Central)
Hourly service to Blackpool North (via Preston)
Half hourly service to Wigan North Western (via Huyton)
Hourly service to Stalybridge (via Manchester Victoria)
Hourly service to Manchester Airport (via Newton-le-Willows)
Hourly service to Warrington Bank Quay (via Earlestown)
Also peak services run to Huddersfield and Preston
Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains operate an hourly Pendolino service to London Euston via Runcorn and Stafford (some peak services also call at Crewe, Lichfield Trent Valley, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Rugby, Milton Keynes Central and Watford Junction).

The underground station is situated on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network, which has services to New Brighton, West Kirby, Ellesmere Port and Chester. To reach destinations on the Northern Line of the network, passengers must either use the Wirral Line or walk the short distance to Liverpool Central station.

Car parking - short stay
Access via Skelhorne Street. Tarifs:
20 mins Free
40 mins £2.00
Up to 1 hr £4.00
1 - 2 hrs £12.00
2 - 3 hrs £35.00
Each additional hour £20.00

Car parking - long stay (multi-storey)
Access via Lord Nelson Street. Tarifs:
Upto 1 hr £2.00
Upto 2 hrs £3.00
Upto 4 hrs £5.00
Upto 9 hrs £8.00
Upto 12 hrs £10.00
Upto 24 hrs £14.00
Saturday 24 hrs £4.00
Sunday 24 hrs £4.00
Night rate £4.00

Contact Details:

Liverpool Lime Street station
Lime Street
L1 1JD
Telephone: 08457 11 41 41