Three Queen’s Event – start planning your journey

Published on: Thursday, 23-April-2015

Thousands of people are expected to flock to both sides of the Mersey to share in the unique and majestic Three Queens event (24th-26th May) to celebrate 175 years of Cunard.

The three ships will only be together for a short time on Monday 25th, but activities will take place across the weekend, meaning it will be an extremely busy three days for transport. This is something to consider if you’re planning on seeing the Three Queens or have to get to and from work during the event.

An online transport information hub at www.merseytravel.gov.uk  offers people options and advice, whether they are travelling from near or far, so they can make informed choices about how to get there and home.

  • If you’re local, consider staying local. The Three Queens will be a full waterfront and coastal spectacle with opportunities to view from Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton. Walking or cycling may be the quickest and easiest way for you to get to and from the event.
  • If you’re in the Liverpool City Region, use public transport. Services will be strengthened.
  • Mainline train services from Manchester, Wigan and Crewe directions will be particularly busy. If you live in the area and normally take the City line into Liverpool you may want to consider the bus as an alternative.
  • Some of the weekend’s events will finish late putting significant demands on transport services from 10pm. Don’t leave it too late. Allow time to get to the stop or station and for queues when you get there. Be aware of service times and consider what your alternative options may be in getting you home if you don’t make it.
  • Be prepared and be patient. It will be extremely busy and there will be queues. Leave plenty of time to get where you want to go.

If you need further help in planning your journey, call Traveline on 0151 236 7676. Also follow us on Twitter, @Merseytravel #3queenstravel