Getting to Merebank
Merebank is a 14-story tower block situated by Sefton Park in southeast Liverpool.
Immediate vicinity of Merebank (large-scale map) [see general map]
Train: walking from Mossley Hill station [see also from Wavertree Technology Park station]
During weekday daytime, local trains to Manchester Oxford Road leave Liverpool Lime Street’s platform 5 at 27 and 55 mins past each hour. The second stop is 8 minutes later at Mossley Hill (after Edge Hill). Go up steps at rear end of platform on to Rose Lane (see photo and this map). From Mossley Hill station it’s a 20-minute walk to Merebank as follows:
If you come by train from Manchester Airport, or via Wigan, or by stopping train from Manchester Victoria, you can leave the train at Wavertree Technology Park station (trains | plan & facilities). There you can either order an Uber (suggested pickup point: corner of Rathbone and Shanklin Road going southwest, see below) or take the 60 bus (timetable, journey time to corner of Smithdown and Ullet Rd 10 mins, see below).
To use the 60 bus, take the south exit from the station and cross Rathbone Road, as shown above. Turn right and walk along the far (east) side of Rathbone Rd for 2-3 mins until you reach the first no. 60 bus stop by the shops near the intersection with Ventnor Rd. Buses pass every 12 mins daytime on weekdays, destination Aigburth.
After a couple of minutes the 60 bus crosses Picton Road. You're now on Wellington Rd until you pass under the railway, after which you're on Gainsborough Rd (see map, next) until you arrive at the lights and T-junction with Smithdown Rd, where bus 60 turns 90° left. After a few hundred metres the 60 bus turns 135° right into Ullet Rd (see below). Get off at the first stop after the 135° turn and walk left into Lathbury Lane which curves left and leads into Greenbank Drive. Turn c 80° right and follow Greenbank Drive for 4-5 minutes (looks like this) until you reach Merebank (see large-scale map and short video explaining access to building).
The most frequent and convenient bus route from Lime Street station is the 86 —also 86A (Airport), 86C (Childwall), 86D (Speke) (24 mins + 7 mins walk, timetable) Bus no. 4 goes only once in the hour and leaves not from Lime Street/Elliot street but from the Liverpool ONE bus station (see next map) but it does stop right outside Merebank on Greenbank Lane (26 mins, see timetable and this map). However, the 86 calls at the Elliot Street stops situated 2 mins walk diagonally left down from Lime Street station front (see photo below next map). [See here for bus 60 from Wavertree Technology Park station].
Bus 4 leaves once every hour on the hour from the Liverpool ONE bus station.
Bus 4 is the Dingle/Mossley Hill circular; it goes “all round Will’s mothers” . It arrives at 24 minutes past the hour at Sefton Park/Greenbank Lane, just outside Merebank, 1 min's walk from the main entrance on the opposite side of the Merebank building(see this photo, this map and this timetable). Access to building (short video) .
Bus no. 86 —frequent, reliable and close to Lime Street station: includes 86A (Airport), 86C (Childwall), 86D (Speke) (timetable)
The 86 buses call at the Elliot Street stop just down from Lime Street station.
The 86 turns R out of Elliot St on to Lime St.
Lime Street becomes Renshaw Street
Just before the bombed-out church, the 86 turns left into Leece Street
Leece becomes Hardman Street past the Philharmonic until....
... it turns sharp right into Catherine St by Liverpool Community College.
The 86 turns left (no photo) from Catherine Street into Upper Parliament St (A 562), passing the Liverpool Women’s Hospital on the left (no photo) until, a few minutes later, it arrives at the fiveway traffic lights (photo) just after a 45° bend.
At the Lodge Lane/Tunnel Road lights (above) the 86 bus continues straight into Smithdown Road
A few hundred metres later it passes this road sign
At the traffic lights 200 m later, it veers left and stops at Borrowdale Road (a k a The Brook House). Get off.
Turn back in the direction you came from and cross Smithdown Road at the lights (red line in photo, below)
Merebank is a good 5 mins walk down Greenbank Drive from the lights where you just crossed Smithdown Road (see also this map).
For 60 bus from Wavertree Technology Park station, see here.
Video: Driving to Merebank from end of M62 (4½ mins; see also verbal summary)
Verbal summary: driving to Merebank from end of M62 (see video)