- Hundreds of thousands expected to line the streets
- Transport operators need people to follow key advice
- Opportunity to stay local and celebrate at locations all along the nine-mile route
Important travel information is now live as anticipation builds ahead of the UEFA Champions League final this weekend when Liverpool face Real Madrid, followed by a victory parade on Sunday 29 May.
Thousands of people are expected to line the streets to watch the victory parade that will take place on Sunday 29 May to celebrate the club’s successes this season, which (so far!) include winning the League Cup and FA Cup.
Fans and families are being reminded to think about where they will watch the open top bus parade and how they will get there and back. The nine-mile route offers a huge number of opportunities to see the players and coaching staff and we would encourage fans to consider staying local.
Whilst Merseytravel and transport operators are providing the best possible levels of service, passengers are reminded that Sunday services will be in operation and there is still less rail and bus capacity than when Liverpool FC last held a victory parade in 2019.
People are strongly advised to stay local if they can and walk or cycle if possible. If you are planning to use public transport, please plan your journeys in advance and allow more time for your journey.
Cllr Liam Robinson, Transport portfolio holder for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority said:
“We know that the fans will of course want to enjoy Liverpool’s success this season and celebrate in style, just like they did in 2019. We’re expecting hundreds of thousands to take to the streets again this year and watch the parade and we want everyone to enjoy themselves safely.
“The Liverpool City Region has a proud reputation for hosting and delivering successful large-scale events and we need everyone to play their part. Our services are going to be extremely busy so we’re asking people to think about their travel plans.
“If you live near to or can get to the parade route outside of the city centre then ideally watch from there. If you do need public transport, then please help us keep people moving by following our advice and planning your journeys.”
Key advice can be found on the Merseytravel website at https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/lfc-parade/