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9 Ways Merseyrail can take you to the heart of the action this Christmas

6 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

9 Ways Merseyrail can take you to the heart of the action this Christmas

Are you planning a trip into the city over Christmas? Shopping for gifts in Chester, wandering around the festive markets in Liverpool or maybe taking in a panto or two in Southport?

Why not let Merseyrail lighten the load by helping you get around Merseyside, stress free this winter?

Travelling around the region by train has never been simpler and with so many amazing family fun experiences to take in, Merseyrail is running extra services over the festive period with fantastic value ticket prices to match.

Mesreyrail Chief Exec. Maarten Spaargaren and Cllr. John Salter with the newly liveried train set at Birkenhead North maintenance depot.

Don’t get left out in the cold, here’s 9 ways Merseyrail can take you to the heart of the action this Christmas.

1 – We all love a good bargain, especially at Christmas time, so how about unlimited off peak travel for just £3.70 with a day saver ticket? Especially handy if you’re heading back into the city after dark to check out all the festive events taking place right across the region this December.

2 – Families can save a whole bunch on travel this Winter too. Merseyrail are offering a family ticket (up to 5 people can travel on one ticket) for just £10. So getting your extended family together for a whirl on the Pier Head Ice Festival skating rink needn’t break the bank! Book yours here.

3 – Whether you’re heading to the DreamWorks Lights attraction near Lime Street, or strolling from James Street to see the 4d light show at the Albert Dock, our city centre train stations bring you directly to the action. Check out all the routes and stations across the region here.

4 – And that’s not all! Merseyrail are running late night trains so you can enjoy a plan a post work meal, safe in the knowledge you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy your dessert too! Late Night Trains will be running on 16th, 17th and 23rd of December from Central station, with the last service departing at 00:30 towards both Hooton and Southport. Click here for more info and get your table reservations booked!

5 – We’ve only mentioned a handful of the amazing events taking place across the region this Christmas, and whether you’re heading to Southport to meet Santa, or shopping for your Christmas party outfit at Liverpool One, Merseyrail have got it all sewn up with their Destination Merseyside guide. You can view What’s On while adding your travel tickets at the same time. Check it out here.


6 – One lucky winner is in for a bumper Christmas as Merseyrail is running a fantastic competition this December. Head of over to the website to guess what gifts they’ve been wrapping up, to be in with the chance of winning some incredible gifts for all the family. Click here to enter before Wednesday 21st December.

7 – Got some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket? Want to get a head start on the sales? Let Merseyrail take you to the high street on Boxing day with services running from 9am until 6:30pm. No more hassle trying to fit all your bargains in the boot! There’s more information about Boxing Day services here.

8 – We’ve done a bit of a head count and we’re confident that Merseyrail can get to you to more than 25 different grotto’s around Merseyside, now that’s one seriously busy Santa! From the Town Hall, and the famous Rapid grotto’s in the city centre to Chester Zoo, Birkenhead Victorian Christmas Market and Santa’s Forest Grotto in Formby, there’s a local grotto and Merseyrail service for everyone!

9 – The Merseyrail staff are already decked out in their festive lanyards and hats and are ready to help you get around the network quickly and safely this Christmas. If you’re travelling with a buggy or require assistance across the Merseyrail network this Christmas, check out the assisted travel section of the website here. Alternatively, download the Merseyrail app here, for travel updates at your fingertips.

Wherever you want to go across Merseyside this Christmas, let Merseyrail take you there! Unlimited travel, unlimited fun! Click here for more information on the full range of services and tickets available this December or follow @merseyrail on Twitter.


*This is a sponsored feature



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