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Merseyrail offers free rail travel on 30 June for armed forces personnel

Community

28 June 2018

Merseyrail will welcome forces personnel and veterans in to Liverpool for the Armed Forces Day parade this Saturday, 30 June, with free travel in and out of the city centre.    

It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to show our support and appreciation for the armed forces by offering free travel to attend the parade and events throughout the day.

Andy Heath

Managing Director

The parade will begin with a Drumhead Service at Our Lady & St Nicholas Church at 1030, for which Moorfields is the closest station for both Northern and Wirral line passengers. This will thewn be followed by a parade which will make its way through the city to the Albert Dock at 1130, where the event will continue until 1600 with a variety of activities and exhibitions. From the Albert Dock, James Street is the closest station for Wirral line passengers and Liverpool Central for Northern line passengers.  

By presenting their Armed Forces ID, Veterans Badge with a photo ID or dressing in their full uniform, forces personnel will be eligible to travel on the Merseyrail network for free on Saturday 30 June.  

Andy Heath, Managing Director at Merseyrail said: 

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to show our support and appreciation for the armed forces by offering free travel to attend the parade and events throughout the day. We look forward to welcoming those currently serving in the forces, veterans and visitors to the city this Saturday.” 

Merseyrail services run every 15 minutes across the network on Saturdays until 1900, when a 30 minute service operates until the last train. Passengers are advised that in the current heatwave they should carry a bottle of water with them while travelling and if they feel unwell they should leave the train at the next station and speak to a member of staff for assistance. 

Passengers can plan their journey online at merseyrail.org and follow @merseyrail on Twitter for live travel updates.