Allow extra time for travel
Liverpool Lime Street station (the central station for Liverpool city centre) will be closed from 2 June to 29 July 2018 as part of the second and final major upgrade phase to the station which will include full and partial closure of lines into the station.
As you will be aware #BAPSCongress2018 falls within this period, Wednesday 18th July – Friday 20th July during which time there will be limited trains running direct to Liverpool Lime Street. An alternative transport plan for affected passengers has been developed by operators Merseyrail and will involve keeping people on the rail network wherever possible by diverting many mainline services to alternative nearby station Liverpool South Parkway where passengers can change to the Merseyrail network for a train into Liverpool City Centre (approximately a ten minute journey).
Passengers are advised to book transport though their usual providers and are advised to check changes to journey times up to a month before, in the run up to and just before travel as they may change. Passengers should also be advised to select ‘Liverpool all stations’ when purchasing tickets. Advice for all journeys is available here www.networkrail.co.uk/lcr
The message to our visitors, delegates and exhibitors is very much that the Liverpool City Region remains open for business. You can still get where you want to go, but we advise you to plan ahead and allow more time for journeys.
500 Airport Flyer Bus Service
This bus service is half-hourly and departs from John Lennon Airport and Liverpool South Parkway. It is a fast (34 minutes from Airport to city centre, 22 minutes from Liverpool South Parkway to city centre) and budget friendly way to get to and from John Lennon Airport to Liverpool One which is a 5 minutes walk from the ACC. You can pay when you board the bus – the fare is £2.30 one way. View the timetable
If you are arriving at Manchester Airport, the direct train to Liverpool Lime Street will be going to Liverpool South Parkway. However there is a direct coach to Liverpool One (which is minutes from the ACC) which takes under an hour. Find out more here: