Travel News Update – Three Queens Event, 24-26 May

Three Queens Event, 24-26 May

The Three Queens event, 24-26 May will be a busy three days for transport. Whether you’re coming from near or far for the event, or considering how you will get to and from work, make an informed choice about how to get to the event and home again by visiting our website.
There is a summary of how transport will operate during the three day event below.
If you’re local, consider staying local. The Three Queens will be a full waterfront and coastal spectacle with opportunities to view from Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton.

Avoid busy transport services and beat the queues – walking or cycling may be the fastest and easiest way to get to and from the event.
Bus services will be strengthened along busy routes.
Some of the events during the Three Queens weekend will finish late which means significant demand for transport services from 10pm. Don’t leave it too late. Allow time to get to the stop or station and for queues when you get there. Consider what your alternative options may be in getting home if you don’t make it.
For timetable information use our timetable search. A Sunday timetable will operate for all services on Bank Holiday Monday, with extra buses available for busy routes.
Services will continue to run to and from Liverpool One bus station despite the closure of The Strand between 9am and 4pm on Monday 25th.
On Monday 25 May, bus services will omit Mann Island, James Street, Lord Street, Cook Street and Victoria Street, until 4pm, due to the anticipated congestion. Find out where to get your bus in the city centre here.
You can find additional information on the Arriva and Stagecoach websites.

Merseyrail services

To accommodate the large number of passengers during the Three Queens event there will be strengthened services and changes to the planned train timetable. Visit Merseyrail.org for more information and a full list of timetable changes for the event.
Mainline/City line services

While operators such as Northern Rail and Transpennine Express will be strengthening services, be aware that services between Manchester, Wigan and Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will still be extremely busy. Allow extra time for your journey or you may wish to consider other options.

If you’re in or around the Liverpool City Region and usually travel in on the City Line consider taking the bus.

A one way system will be in place at Liverpool Lime Street station on Monday 25th May to safely manage the high number of people using the station. Please allow extra time to make your journey and be prepared to queue to enter the station to catch your train home. Follow @NetworkRailLIV and @NetworkRail for information.

You can check train times at Nationalrail.co.uk

The Mersey Ferries will not be operating a normal cross river service during the three days of the event as special cruises are scheduled. The majority of services will offer a round trip back to the point of departure and will not offer a cross river service.

Sunday 24th – special cruises throughout the day, tickets are available to buy on the day only from any terminal.

Monday 25th – all cruises are pre-booked tickets only

Tuesday 26th – special cruises throughout the day, tickets are available to buy on the day only from any terminal.

For more details visit www.merseyferries.co.uk

On Sunday 24th, Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th 2015 Saveaway Tickets, Trio Tickets and Concessionary Travel Passes will not be accepted at any time on Mersey Ferries.
If you need any more information, or need some help planning your journey, call our Traveline team on 0151 236 7676. They’re open from 0800 – 2000 every day.

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