Train services are starting to resume on the Wirral line from and to Liverpool.
However Merseyrail are advising passengers to expect severe delays as services return to normal.
TRAINS on the Wirral line have been suspended after a fire at a sub station near Hamilton Square station.
The fire broke out at the electrical sub station on Shore Road sub station around 2.40pm and services around the Liverpool loop system have been cancelled.
Services on the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines are starting and terminating at Rock Ferry.
Services on the New Brighton line have been completely suspended.
Services on the West Kirby line are starting and terminating at Bidston.
Passengers are advised to make alternative travel arrangements where possibile.
Merseytravel confirmed on its website that as there are no trains operating between Liverpool and Wirral, Arriva buses are now accepting valid Merseyrail tickets to travel cross-river. Customers can also use Mersey Ferries services to cross the river.
A very limited rail replacement cross river bus is now running from St Georges Plateau in Liverpool city centre.
A FIRE at a Merseyrail sub-station has led to disruption on the Wirral line this afternoon.
A statement from Merseyrail said: "Services around the Liverpool loop system are currently suspended.
"Services on the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines are starting and terminating at Rock Ferry.
"Services on the New Brighton line have been suspended in full.
"Services on the West Kirby line are starting and terminating at Bidston.
"A limited rail replacement bus services is currently in operation."
Passengers are being advised to make alternative travel arrangements where possible.