Liverpool South Parkway – Festival Transport Hub

The 2018 International Business Festival is committed to ensure our delegates receive the best customer experience during their visit to Liverpool.  For the duration of the partial closure of Liverpool Lime Street station over the Festival 12 – 28 June 2018, the main Festival Transport Hub will be Liverpool South Parkway.

Festival delegates will have multiple options for their transfer from Liverpool South Parkway to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool venue and on to the wider city as well as;


  • Festival brand presence throughout the station and on relevant platforms – providing a welcome and familiarity to delegates

  • Staff on hand to guide and advise on the onward journey

  • Dedicated on-site Transport Co-ordinator to assist with enquiries and manage transport provision

  • Exclusive complimentary access to the Virgin Trains First Class lounge for all delegates


Options for the delegates onward journey from Liverpool South Parkway;


Mersey Rail connections

A simple and easy to use rail to rail connection is available to all.  For Festival delegates the easiest nearest stations on the Northern Line for the ECL will be Central or Moorfields.  Both stations will have Festival branding to provide a familiar welcome and staff on hand to direct and assist with enquiries.  

The Northern Line services operate every 15 minutes from Liverpool South Parkway, with journey times of 16 minutes to Central and 19 minutes to Moorfields.

This service is free of charge with a valid ‘All Liverpool Stations’ ticket and available every day.


More information and detailed timetables can be found here;



Complimentary executive coaches direct to the ECL


The 2018 International Business Festival will offer an executive coach service for Festival delegates in line with the peak arrivals of the London Euston Virgin Trains service.  

This service is available on the following days; 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th. 

Service is free of charge on production of Festival accreditation or entrance voucher.

Please note, seats cannot be reserved and will operate on a first come, first serve basis.


Depart - Liverpool South Parkway, Bus Bay 1 to Exhibition Centre

08:15, 09:30, 10:30

Depart Exhibition Centre to Liverpool South Parkway, Bus Bay 1

15:45, 16:45, 17:45


Complimentary shuttle service direct to the ECL

We will also operate a mini-bus shuttle.  This service is available on the following days; 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th.

Depart from Liverpool South Parkway, Bus Bay 1

07:30, 07:50, 08:10, 08:30, 08:50. 09:10, 09:30, 09:50, 10:10, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00


Depart from ECL Taxi pick up/drop off area

12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 14:50, 15:10, 15:30, 15:50, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:10, 17:40, 18:10, 18:20, 18:40

All of these services operate on a return basis. Journey time is approximately 35 minutes.

Private taxi transfers

There will be ample facilities available at Liverpool South Parkway for private taxi transfers.  These can be booked in advance through local suppliers or available on the day as needed.

Alpha Cabs - 0151 722 8888

Delta - 0151 924 7373