Northern issues important travel advice for customers in Cheshire and Merseyside
Northern has issued ‘Essential Travel Only’ advice for customers travelling to and from Merseyside this Sunday in what is expected to be a very busy weekend across the region.
Football fans will be flocking to screens across Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds head to Paris for the Champions League final so customers are being asked to plan ahead for their journeys.
A fan park has been set up in at the M&S Bank Arena to allow football enthusiasts to soak up the atmosphere.
There will be a victory parade on Sunday 29 May through Liverpool from 4pm, expected to attract over 800,000 fans to celebrate the team's successes of the football season. The rail operator is advising customers travelling to and from Merseyside on Sunday to only use its services for essential purposes only.
Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “On Sunday, capacity in and around Merseyside will be significantly reduced because of engineering work and industrial action on other operators; we are therefore asking customers to use the train for essential purposes only.”
Meanwhile, thousands of festivalgoers are set to descend on Warrington for the Neighbourhood Weekender. The event, which takes place in Victoria Park over the weekend and is expected to attract thousands of people for headline sets by Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms.
Northern operates late night services from both Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay, both of which are a 25-min walk from Victoria Park.
Chris Jackson added: “We’re doing all we can to prepare for the Warrington Weekender festival. We’re asking our customers to plan ahead, expect services to be very busy, allow extra time for journeys and, where possible, to avoid travelling during the busiest times.”
Timetables for these services can be found here.