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Rail and Travel Information

All the latest updates and travel advice

Thursday 6 & Friday 7 April

Train services will not be affected by strike action on Thursday 6 or Friday 7 April. An enhanced 7 ½ minute train service will run on the Merseyrail network between Liverpool city centre and Aintree station. To find out more and to plan your journey visit www.merseyrail.org

Saturday 8 April

Due to strike action by the guard members of the RMT union, a reduced train service will run on Merseyrail and Northern, services on Saturday 8 April.

Key advice if you’re heading to the Grand National:

  • Check before you travel: You can get in and out of Liverpool on mainline rail services and to Aintree and back by Merseyrail, but these services may not fully cover all routes or follow the normal timetable.
  • Leave longer for your journey
  • Stick to public transport wherever possible to reduce congestion on key routes such as the Mersey Tunnels and roads in and out of the City Centre and around Aintree.

Travelling within the Liverpool City Region

‘Despite the industrial action, an enhanced train service will run between Liverpool city centre and Aintree station on Saturday 8 April, with a 7 ½ minute service running at key times. However train services across the Merseyrail network will be reduced throughout the day. Visit www.merseyrail.org/strike for more information.

Mainline rail services operated by Northern will also be impacted by industrial action. Visit northernrailway.co.uk/industrialaction. Other rail operators will be running their services as normal. For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

For other transport options within or around the Liverpool City Region area, visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk/strike for alternative transport advice.

Travelling from outside the Liverpool City Region

Mainline rail services operated by Northern will also be impacted by industrial action. northernrailway.co.uk/industrialactionOther rail operators will be running their services as normal. For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

Travel Advice

Please allow extra time for your journey as the public transport network and all major roads will be busy. We also advise you check the website or Twitter feed of your chosen transport provider before you travel to the Grand National Festival.