Merseyrail announces timetable changes for Giants event

Mon, September 24th, 2018

Merseyrail will be making changes to its services between 5th and 7th October

Merseyrail will be making changes to its services between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 October to accommodate the high number of passengers expected to use the network during the Giants event.

On Thursday 4 October a normal timetable will be in place, however there will not be any additional late night services and passengers are advised to check the last train times before they travel.

On Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October a special event timetable, including a limited stop service, will run across the network and some stations will be closed. This will allow Merseyrail to deliver a more reliable service, helping to ensure that a train arrives when passengers expect one.

For the safety and comfort of passengers, Lime Street low level and James Street stations will both be closed. Wirral line passengers are to use Liverpool Central only and Northern line passengers are to use Moorfields only.

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 only, there will be no trains running on the Ellesmere Port line and a 20 minute train shuttle service will run between Chester and Hooton. Services on the Hunts Cross line will start and terminate at Liverpool South Parkway.

On Sunday 7, trains will run on the Ellesmere Port line and services will run to Hunts Cross.

Managing Director at Merseyrail, Andy Heath, said:

“We are always pleased to support events in the City Region and to help us deliver a reliable service to both commuters and those travelling to the event, we have made necessary timetable changes.

Both the timetable change and limited stops mean we can deliver a more frequent and strengthened service as much as possible to support the volume of passengers we are expecting on the network during the Giants event. Our stations will be extremely busy, queuing systems will be in place at stations and staff will be available to support passengers. We encourage all passengers to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.”

Passengers who may require assistance to travel are advised to contact Merseyrail’s Customer Relations team on 0151 555 1111 as far in advance of travel as possible, due to the station and road closures that will be in place.

Passengers can find out more information by visiting merseyrail.org/giants or picking up a leaflet from any staffed station.

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