Transport to the City Centre in Liverpool [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]


Transport to the City Centre


By Rail


Liverpool’s main railway station is Lime Street station, with links to London, Birmingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Manchester, Preston, Leeds, Scarborough, Sheffield, Nottingham and Norwich.


Mersey Rail


The Mersey Rail is an underground railway network running all over Liverpool, with railway lines running to Southport, Ellesmere Port, Crewe, Warrington, Earlestown, Chester, New Brighton, West Kirby, Runcorn,  Preston and Wigan.


An option for those travelling from North Wales or South Cheshire, around the Chester area, is to drive to Hooton and catch the Mersey Rail from there into Liverpool city centre. There are clear directions to the village of Hooton and Sat Nav can easily pick it up, and there is a vast car park at Hooton railway station, with plenty of spaces. A small fee is charged to use the car park but you can park here for hours, and the train fare to Liverpool is also at a very cheap price. The friendly staff are on hand to assist you and help you get back onto the main road once you have returned from your day out in Liverpool.


Inside the city, you can still continue to use the Mersey Rail to get from place to place.


Bus and Taxi Services


There are several bus lines running throughout the city centre, for when you become tired from trekking around the shops and need that little bit of extra help. A large bus stop is located on Hood Street, just outside the Clayton Square Shopping Centre, and timetables and route maps can be viewed from here.


Taxis are on hand in the city centre at whatever time of day or night, although booking is recommended for most firms as the taxis can become quite busy the later it becomes, particularly after the nightclubs close.


So, after I had experienced shopping in Liverpool, seen all its attractions and drank in most of its bars, I was reluctant yet ready to leave the former capital of European culture. But I was looking forward to a quiet night in and a good sleep back at home. And so with suitcase and shopping bags in hand, I jumped on the train at Liverpool Lime Street station whistling the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. It is true: Liverpool is a like a box of chocolates, you really don’t know what you’re going to get. Except the chocolates are Liverpool One, two cathedrals, the Cavern Club and Albert Dock. No truffles or pralines in this box.


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