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Planning your day is simple

Planning a day or night out has never been easier. Add a destination or event to quickly get train times, directions and create your custom plan.
Plans can be made up to 12 weeks in advance. Train times after 12 weeks are not available yet, but will be nearer the time.

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destinations

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Planning your day is simple

Add your destinations
Select your train times
View and share your plan

Let's get started

Your Day Planner

BelowTo the right are your events for the day. You can remove events, or if you wish to add more simply browse for more things to do.

On the right you will see we have included a journey planner to help you organise your time and find train times which are available on your day.
Plans can be made up to 12 weeks in advance. Train times after 12 weeks are not available yet, but will be nearer the time.

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Formby Beach

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Formby Beach is ideal for families, couples and friends looking for a great day out.

The high dunes provide excellent views across the Irish Sea and on clear days after rain, even the mountains of Cumbria can be seen.

The coast is undergoing erosion and the tides often reveal prehistoric mud layers, some of which contain human and animal footprints. Be sure to keep an eye out for these! The golden sands at Formby are so popular on sunny days that the carpark fills up before lunch. Avoid the traffic and the queues, get the train, Freshfield station is only a short walk away.

On the way to Formby Beach you'll walk through Formby Pinewoods, home to the protected red squirrels. 

Nearest Stations

Freshfield station is a short walk away from Formby Beach.

  • Freshfield

Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5 or less

Day Saver  - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5 or less

A Merseyrail Day Saver is valid for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day weekends and bank holidays from just £3.70!

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Free Merseyrail App

Free Merseyrail App

Keep up to date on the day with directions to stations, live train times, service updates & share your live train progress.

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A Family of 5 travel for just £10!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £10!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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Platform Safety

Platform Safety

Don't rush on the platform and always stand behind the yellow line.

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