The festivities have well and truly begun on Merseyrail, a 50/50 Joint Venture between Serco and Abellio, with Father Christmas and carol singers appearing up and down the network this December.
Father Christmas gift competition
On Monday Father Christmas delivered a special gift to Liverpool Central’s Mtogo store flanked by security, signalling the launch of a special competition across three stations.
Mystery gifts will be situated at Mtogo stores in Liverpool Central, Liverpool South Parkway and Southport stations. Passengers must guess what the gift is to be in with a chance of winning £200 worth of high street vouchers.
The competition will run from 2 to 23 December and passengers can enter by filling out a form in one of the three stations.
Father Christmas checking tickets
Father Christmas will be leaving his reindeer at home and travelling by Merseyrail trains on 7 and 8 December from 11:00 to 13:00, checking tickets and wishing all of our customers a very merry Christmas.
Furthermore, carol singers will be performing your favourite Christmas songs at the following stations:
- 3 December 10:00-12:00 and 19:00-20:00
- 5 December 19:00 onwards
- 8, 19 & 20 December times TBC
- 5 & 19 December 17:00 onwards
- 22 December throughout the day
Free Costa hot drinks
Merseyrail passengers will be able to enjoy a free Costa hot drink on Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 December at participating Costas across the network.
Great value and enhanced services
To add to the festive cheer across the Liverpool City Region, Merseyrail passengers will be able to enjoy late night and Boxing Day trains.
With return tickets from just £2.10 and Day Savers available to purchase online, Merseyrail is the perfect way to get around this Christmas.
The rail operator will be running a special service between 09:00 and 19:00 on Boxing Day, calling at selected stations across the network.
There will also be late night trains on the two weekends before Christmas, helping passengers get home from festive events across the city.
For full timetable information, Christmas shopping and event guides passengers can visit www.merseyrail.org/christmas or the Destination Merseyside portal at https://www.merseyrail.org/destination-merseyside.
Our customer service team can also be contacted via Twitter @merseyrail or WhatsApp on 0151 555 1111 for service updates and information.
Suzanne Grant, Commercial Director at Merseyrail, said: “Christmas is a very special time of year at Merseyrail and we want to make it as festive as possible for our passengers.
“These events across the network ensure passengers have a fun-filled journey complete with carols and appearances from Father Christmas as they travel to parties, visit family or do some Christmas shopping.”
To find out more about what is happening across Liverpool this festive season visit www.visitliverpool.com/Christmas.