Liverpool Stns is Lime Street, Central, James Street and Moorfields, so yes.
However, there was a recent debate as to whether the same ticket would be valid due to the via London Midland only:
NROC said:10. Tickets valid only in trains of particular Train Companies
The validity of a ticket may:
a) be restricted to; or
travel in the trains of a particular Train Company or Train Companies. Any such restriction or prohibition will be shown on the ticket.
Thanks. That's exactly the question I was asking myself. So does the right to travel within the Liverpool stations group indicated in the ticket trump the TOC-specificity of the ticket? The previous thread didn't seem to reach a definite conclusion....
....If it is valid on Merseyrail then shouldn't the ticket say "London Midland + connections"? If it isn't then shouldn't it say "Liverpool Lime Street" rather than "Liverpool Stations"?
I would agree with that. Some TOCs already do something similar, e.g. Grand Central Only tickets are issued between London Terminals and Wakefield Kirkgate specifically (rather than Wakefield Stations) - have a look here and look at the fares that don't have "To: WAKEFIELD STNS" printed to the left.For the sake of clarity and to prevent passengers from being done for not having a valid ticket on the Merseyrail loop, shouldn't these "LM only" tickets say "Liverpool Lime Street" rather than "Liverpool Stns"?
Seems a bit daft though that they haven't done the same and printed London Kings X specifically rather than London Terminals!
That might be because there is a separate easement allowing use of LU between Kings Cross and Moorgate (but not intermediately) on any London terminals ticket.
....I know that it has been mentioned that this would complicate excess fares. Could someone explain how? Thanks.