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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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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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Chester Christmas Light Switch On

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Another spectacular festive light switch on will be happening in Chester as the city prepares for Christmas!

On Thursday 16th November the Christmas lights will be switched on and there will also be a magical parade. The parade will take on a Twelve Days of Christmas theme, where local artists and community groups will parade from Princess Street before heading past the Town Hall towards St Werburgh Street, Chester Cathedral and down to Eastgate Street, Bridge Street and around the city centre. The Chester Brass Band will lead the parade and will be performing some festive favourites to get you in the Christmas spirit.

For further information click here.

Get to the Christmas Light Switch On by Train

Get there with a Family Day Ticket, it can be used for up to a family of 5 and costs just £11! The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults. 

Or you can buy an All Zone Day Saver that costs just £5.10 for adults and £2.55 for Young People (aged 5 to 18) for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network.

The Day Saver and Family tickets are valid for unlimited travel on the Merseyrail network anytime except 6.31am - 9.29am Monday - Friday.

Nearest Stations

Chester station is a short walk away from the Chester Christmas Lights Switch On.

  • Chester

Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.10 or less

Day Saver  - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.10 or less

A Merseyrail Day Saver is valid for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day weekends and bank holidays from just £3.80!

Find out more Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel for £5.10 or less

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 £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*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.

Find out more A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

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