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Queen Anne celebration to be supported by Merseyrail

Cunard will be hosting a massive celebration at Liverpool’s cruise terminal on Monday 3 June, with thousands of people expected to flock to the Pier Head as the new liner Queen Anne is set to be officially named.

Liverpool’s historic waterfront will be stage to a host of entertainment throughout the day to mark the historic occasion, and it is sure to be very busy around the area.

Merseyrail services will ensure people have a safe and quick journey to and from the event.

A normal timetable will be in operation throughout Monday 3 June. In order to ensure customers’ safety, James Street station will be closed from 18:30. Customers wishing to travel from Liverpool to Wirral after 18:30 should use Moorfields station instead.

Customers should be aware that escalators to the Wirral platform at Moorfields are not in service. People who require the use of escalators should take a train from Moorfields to Liverpool Central via the Northern line, where they will be able to use the escalator to the Wirral platform.

Suzanne Grant, Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Managing Director of Merseyrail, said:

“The naming of this incredible new ship from Cunard is sure to be a fantastic occasion on the waterfront.

“We are anticipating that there will be many thousands of people who want to be part of this historic moment. It’s important that we put customer comfort and safety first, so we have put a special plan in place to ensure this.

“Trains travelling into Liverpool from Wirral after 18:30 will also not stop at James Street, so customers arriving after that time for the evening should alight at either Moorfields or Liverpool Central.

“Customers returning from the event on the waterfront should make their way to Moorfields station or Liverpool Central.

“It will be a really special day for Liverpool’s waterfront, and Merseyrail is proud to be playing our part in helping everyone to enjoy it.”