Clarification for travellers. Merseyrail services and ticket on departure.
Bidston and all other Merseyrail operated stations do not provide and are not part of any ‘ticket on departure’ scheme.
If a customer arrives with a reservation to collect a ticket they are informed it is not a valid ticket for travel and a local ticket must be purchased to board any (Merseyrail) train service.
Collection points are Lime Street Main Line, Chester and LSP (machine operated by Northern).
However, if an actual online ticket has been activated and is valid, then this is fine on Merseyrail services.