Passengers are advised that from Monday 22 August, the frequency of trains at Green Lane and Bromborough Rake stations will be reduced to every 30 minutes. All other stations on the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines are unaffected.
Merseyrail is making the changes to the timetable to improve the reliability of services and reduce the levels of disruption that have been seen in recent months. This will mean a more reliable service for all passengers.
Reducing the frequency at the two stations with the lowest footfall means Merseyrail can make improvements to improve the punctuality of services on the Chester line.
A more frequent train service (six trains per hour Monday – Saturday 07:30 -19:00) is available at other stations near to Bromborough Rake and Green Lane for those who may require it. For additional services Bromborough Rake passengers can use adjacent stations Bromborough or Spital, and Green Lane passengers can use adjacent stations Birkenhead Central or Rock Ferry if required.
Andy Heath, Managing Director of Merseyrail, said:
“We know that customers on the Chester line have been affected by an increasing number of trains running semi-fast and therefore not calling at some stations as planned.
“We are making this change to our timetable to ensure that we can provide the most reliable service possible for our passengers on this part of the network. Making decisions like this is never easy and in doing so we have sought to inconvenience the smallest number of people possible, whilst considering the available nearby stations as an alternative option.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause. I would encourage those who may need a more frequent service to travel from one of the nearby stations which are not affected by this change.”
Passengers who require assistance should speak to a member of station staff or visit https://www.merseyrail.org/plan-your-journey/bromborough-rake-green-lane.aspx for more information.