|Type:||National Rail (Merseyrail)|
Originally James Street was the Liverpool side terminus of the line that ran through the railway tunnel that ran under the Mersey but later became a through station as the network grew under Liverpool with the building of the loop (opening in 1977)  which linked the Wirral Line with the Northern Line. The station has 3 platforms though only 2 are in regular use, the other platform (platform 2) is only used if the loop under central Liverpool is closed and is then used for trains terminating from the Wirral.
Services from the Wirral stop at Platform 1, the trains then heading onto the loop via Moorfields, Liverpool Central and Lime Street before arriving back at James Street on Platform 3. From here services cross over to the Wirral and go to New Brighton, Ellesmere Port, Chester and other destinations .
The current surface building dates from the 1960s with major work on the station occuring in the 1970s (see above) and 2000s. Access to the platforms from the surface is via 4 lifts.
|Signage for platform 3|
|Normally disused Platform 2 which has this frieze artwork|
|507 028 arrives at Platform 3 on a New Brighton bound service|
 Jonathan Cadwallader & Martin Jenkins, Merseyside Electrics (Ian Allan, 2010) p. 4
 Chris Heaps, BR Diary 1968-1977 (Ian Allan, 1988) p. 114