Waterloo station entrance

Waterloo station frontage

Waterloo platforms

Waterloo platforms


Waterloo railway station is a railway station in Waterloo, Merseyside, England on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. It serves a largely residential area. Waterloo opened in 1848 as the original terminus of the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway. In 1850, the line was extended to Liverpool Exchange. It became part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR), on 14 June 1855, which took over from the LCSR. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922 and in turn was Grouped into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Nationalisation followed in 1948 and in 1978 the station became part of the Merseyrail network's Northern Line (operated by British Rail until privatisation in 1995). On 15 July 1903, a Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway passenger train entered the station at excessive speed and was derailed. Seven people were killed and 116 were injured.


Trains run to Southport (northbound) and Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross (southbound) at 15 minute frequencies Monday-Saturday (first train to Southport 0609, last train 2354, first train to Hunts Cross 0610, last train 2325, later train to Liverpool Central 2343). On summer Sundays, trains run to Southport and Liverpool Central every 15 minutes, but every 30 minutes to Hunts Cross (first train to Southport 0824, first train to Hunts Cross 0825, last trains as Monday - Saturday). On winter Sundays, the entire Southport - Hunts Cross service runs every 30 minutes. The change from summer to winter services and vice versa does not match the standard Network Rail timetable date changes.


Waterloo station is fully accessible. Ticket office is step free. Access to the platforms is via steps or a ramped walkway from the bus interchange. There is an induction loop, help point, and lost property. The station is staffed 15 minutes before the first service and 15 minutes after the last service. There is platform CCTV, shelters and a booking office. There are departure and arrival screens on the platform for passenger information. The station has secure storage for 30 cycles. The station is fully wheelchair accessible and access to the platforms is via steps or ramped walkway from the bus interchange. Bus Connection Timetable.


Local Taxis 0151 928 7777, 0151 928 3535

Connections: 53 (Queen Square to Crosby), 103 (Aigburth Vale), 122 (Aintree University Hospital), 133 (Kirkby Admin.)