RAIL passengers travelling to Liverpool Lime Avenue as a part of their journey to the Grand Nationwide competition are being given journey recommendation.
It is the primary time in three years spectators have been allowed at Aintree for the Grand Nationwide because of Covid-19 restrictions.
With bumper crowds anticipated, Community Rail is encouraging railway racegoers to:
• Plan your journey and verify earlier than you journey at www.nationalrail.co.uk
• Enable further time to catch your prepare residence – later companies will probably be extraordinarily busy
• Bear in mind Community Rail’s motto of ‘Be protected, be affected person, be variety’ when travelling
Figures launched immediately (Wednesday, April 6) present that Saturday passenger numbers are exceeding pre-pandemic ranges.
Final Saturday (April 2) greater than 72,000 individuals used Liverpool Lime Avenue station and the week earlier than (March 26) the quantity was 81,000 individuals.
On the Saturday of 2019’s Grand Nationwide showpiece steeplechase, 47,000 passengers handed via Liverpool’s largest station.
Following the latest development of rising passenger numbers, this 12 months’s Grand Nationwide is forecast to be busier than ever.
Kyla Thomas, Liverpool Lime Avenue station supervisor, mentioned: “We’re actually trying ahead to welcoming Grand Nationwide-goers again to Liverpool Lime Avenue for the primary time in three years and it is nice to see extra passengers travelling into the town at weekends.
“I’ve received three prime ideas for passengers travelling to Aintree: firstly, plan forward and know what prepare you wish to catch earlier than the day of the races.
“Secondly, permit extra time than you would possibly do normally to get on the prepare – there could also be queues.
“And thirdly, please respect one another and our employees whereas travelling – we would like everybody to take pleasure in their rail journey to and from the races free from any dangerous behaviour.”
Further employees will probably be available at Liverpool Lime Avenue station to assist passengers over the weekend from Thursday, April 7 till Saturday, April 9.
The station workforce has been planning for weeks to prepare for the 1000’s of additional passenger anticipated.
A queuing system will probably be in use throughout particularly busy intervals, however followers shouldn’t want to attend for lengthy with common companies to the racecourse.
Merseyrail have shared their race day timetable and have reassured attendees that there will probably be a 10-minute prepare service to and from Aintree to Liverpool Metropolis Centre.
Trains to and from Aintree from Liverpool
On Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April, a 10-minute service will run between Aintree and Liverpool Central and Moorfields stations on the following instances:
- From roughly 10:30 – 13:50 earlier than the races
- From roughly 16:45 – 20:25 after the races
On Saturday 9 April, a 10-minute service will run between Aintree and Liverpool Central and Moorfields stations on the following instances:
From roughly 10:30 – 13:50 earlier than the races
From roughly 17:35 – 21:00 after the races
Purchase your tickets upfront from any staffed Merseyrail station or buy a Day Saver on-line and keep away from the queues.
Leisure will probably be at Aintree station welcoming our race-going passengers and we’ll be giving out the well-known Merseyrail flip flops to anybody with sore toes!
Passengers can verify their journeys at www.nationalrail.co.uk for the most recent journey info.