Check timetables and plan your journeys a few days before the event – don’t leave it until the last minute.
These are important messages from transport leaders as the Liverpool City Region gears up to welcome back the Giants for Liverpool’s Dream – their third and final visit to the streets of Liverpool and, for the first time, Wirral.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join the event, taking place between 4th and 7th October, placing a significant increase in demand on public transport services during the four days – as well as closing many major road routes.
City Region transport providers have worked together to put plans in place to help keep people moving and there will be changes to some services and timetables as a result of the event.
Whether they travel by rail, bus, ferry or car, anyone travelling to, from and around the city region during this time to either enjoy the events or for other purposes is strongly advised to check timetables, plan their journeys and allow extra travelling time to avoid disappointment.
For the latest information about services, customers should check with the relevant transport operator in the run up to and on their day of travel. Information will also be available online and via social media.
There will be extra staff from a variety of transport providers deployed at key locations during the four days to provide information and support people with their journeys.
Mick Noone, Merseytravel’s Director for Integrated Transport, said: “Demand on transport services will be high as this will be a very busy weekend for the City Region as we welcome back the Giants.
“At the same time, to facilitate the event we will see a number of diversions and disruptions to our road network. To enjoy the event to the fullest and avoid disappointment we strongly urge people need to check information and plan their journeys, don’t leave it until the last minute.”
Thursday 4th Oct – Normal Thursday timetables apply – there will be no additional late night services so please check last train and bus times.
Friday 5th Oct – Commuters are advised to check for any changes to their usual timetable and need to be prepared to make changes to their journey.
Sunday 7th Oct – Fans travelling to and from Anfield for the Liverpool FC vs Manchester City game which kicks off at 16:30 are advised to allow extra travelling time and be aware of key changes to services – especially in and around Liverpool City Centre.
Thursday services will run as normal, passengers are advised to check the last train times before they travel.
There will be changes to services on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th Oct.
A special events timetable will run and passengers are encouraged to visit the Merseyrail website or pick up a leaflet from any staffed station.
The following applies to all three days:
• Trains will not stop at all stations to allow for additional and more frequent services.
• James Street and Lime Street lower level (underground) will be closed to aid crowd control and movement
• Wirral line services will start and end at Liverpool Central station and will not be stopping at Moorfields.
• Northern line passengers travelling to the city centre should use Moorfields as trains will not be stopping at Liverpool Central.