Merseyrail backtracks on closing Ellesmere Port station during Liverpool Giant Spectacular festival | Chester and District Standard

Bache Railway Station is still to remain closed during the Liverpool Giant Spectacular.

MERSEYRAIL has partially reversed its original decision to shut the Ellesmere Port line during the Liverpool Giant Spectacular festival – but not everyone is happy.

The rail operator sparked a backlash on Thursday when it announced it was making alterations to its timetable so it could “assist with the large volume of passengers attending” the final Liverpool Giant Spectacular event from Thursday, October 4 to Sunday, October 7.

Part of the changes meant closing the Ellesmere Port line altogether on Friday and Saturday, October 5-6, and opening Ellesmere Port Station from Sunday.

The move meant people from the Ellesmere Port area wanting to go to the festival would have to travel to Hooton Station first, or find an alternative mode of transport into Liverpool. Merseyrail backtracks on closing Ellesmere Port station during Liverpool Giant Spectacular festival | Chester and District Standard

 

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