Work is starting across the Merseyrail network and closures are planned as follows:
- 24th December to 3rd January – rail loop under the River Mersey
- 2nd to 22nd March – Rock Ferry to Hooton. A shuttle rail service will continue to operate between Hooton and Chester/Ellesmere Port.
- 25th March to 2nd April – Chester to Hooton. At this time there will also be a reduced timetable between Hooton and Rock Ferry.
Replacement bus services will run whenever rail services are closed.