Northern has agreed to extend the Saturday-only service between Chester and Runcorn via the Halton Curve on July 16.
The summer-only service normally runs to Runcorn and then as empty stock to Liverpool Lime Street as a parliamentary train - the minimum passenger service required to avoid the cost of closing the little-used 1.5-mile Halton Curve. But for one day only it will terminate instead at Liverpool South Parkway, where connections can be made to Warrington or the Merseyrail network.
The 0753 departure from Chester is scheduled to make stops at Helsby (0802), Frodsham (0806), Runcorn (0817) and Liverpool South Parkway (0825).
- For more on this, read RAIL 804, published on July 6.