FEWER trains will run on the Wirral line than normal today (Wednesday) due to broken signalling equipment. 

Instead of the usual 15-minute service, trains will run every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Each service will be made up of six carriages apart from on the New Brighton line which will see three carriages.

Merseyrail’s managing director Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde said: "We apologise for the inconvenience this disruption has caused today and yesterday, and are keen to see services returned to normal as soon as possible.

"In the meantime, passengers are encouraged to check the Merseyrail website and digital channels before they travel and allow more time for their journeys."

The Northern line is unaffected.

This signalling fault is located between James Street and Hamilton Square stations and has been causing disruption since Monday afternoon.

Network Rail is working hard to rectify the problem, and expect to have it resolved it by Thursday.

Mark Killick, chief operating officer for London North Western at Network Rail, said: "Network Rail engineers have identified a complex problem with signalling equipment on the Wirral Line.

"They will be working through the night to restore signalling with a reduced service running tomorrow and a normal services being reintroduced as soon as possible."