LFC Victory Parade: Everything you need to know
1 year ago
Whatever happens on Saturday in the UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid Liverpool are already winners.
With the FA Cup and the League (Carabao) Cup secured, the Reds are ready to celebrate with fans across the city.
Thousands are expected to line the streets to cheer them on for their homecoming, and if you want to be one of them, here’s everything you need to know…
When is the victory parade taking place?
It’s taking place on Sunday, May 29.
What time will it start?
The LFC victory parade will set off at 4pm from Allerton Maze.
Which way will the parade go?
The parade is expected to last several hours as the team buses wind their way through the city. The 13.5km route is the same one as that taken in 2019, going from Allerton Maze and travelling north along Queens Drive, Mill Bank, West Derby Road, Islington, Leeds Street and the Strand, and ending up at Blundell Street.
Will it just be Klopp’s triumphant team making the victory parade?
No. The parade will also include a bus with representatives from Liverpool FC Women, who won the FA Women’s Championship.
The date of the parade falls on the anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, so will this be marked too?
Yes, throughout the morning of Sunday, May 29, LFC, together with Liverpool City Council, will pay tribute to the 39 supporters who lost their lives in the tragedy.
Where is it best to watch?
If you live near or can get to the parade route outside the city centre, this might be your best bet because it’s going to get busier the closer you get to the centre. Liverpool City Region transport bosses have asked anyone, where possible, to walk to the parade and, if not, plan your journey in advance.
How will it affect bus services into Liverpool?
Bus services in and out of the city centre, and those that cross the parade route, will be disrupted by road closures and diversions.
Cross River buses will be operating as normal, but Liverpool ONE and Queen Square bus stations might have to temporarily close as the parade passes.
For more information, check their websites and Twitter for up-to-date info:
Will trains be running as normal?
Merseyrail will have an amended timetable in place, with 30-minute services running on all lines.
James St and Lime Street (low-level) stations will be closed all day, as will Bromborough Rake, Green Lane, and Capenhurst. (These closures will remain in place even should the parade not take place).
For passengers travelling on Merseyrail services into Liverpool city centre, Northern Line trains will call at Moorfields only and Wirral Line trains will call at Liverpool Central only.
There’ll be crowd control queuing measures in place at Lime Street mainline station.
Northern services will be limited so check timetables before travelling.
There will be no TransPennine Express services due to planned industrial action.
Can I get through the tunnel to watch the parade?
The Birkenhead to Liverpool lanes of the Queensway (Birkenhead) Tunnel will be temporarily closed between 12 and 9pm, so traffic will not be able to travel into Liverpool City Centre using Queensway (although traffic travelling towards Wirral can use Queensway as normal throughout the day).
This could change depending on the day, as traffic will be monitored throughout.
The Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel will operate as normal but is expected to be busy, so allow more time for your journey.
Will the ferries be running as normal?
Yes, Mersey Ferries are running as usual and are a good option if you’re heading across the river. There’ll be a half-hourly shuttle service running from 1pm-9pm between Woodside and Liverpool. For any updates or more details, click here.
How can I find out where the bus is on the day?
The official social media channels of LFC (@LFCHELP), Culture Liverpool (@CultureLpool) and Liverpool City Council (@LpoolCouncil) will keep you up to date with everything you need to know.
How do I watch the parade from home?
If you are unable to attend the parade you can also watch it live across LFC’s official Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels. You can also watch live coverage of the parade on LFCTV Sky channel 425 Virgin Media channel 544 or on LFCTV GO. Coverage will begin at 3.45pm.