Metro Mayor reminds fans to heed travel advice ahead of massive LFC weekend
Thousands of people are expected to watch the Champions League final on Saturday night in pubs, bars and at specially organised events and, with last transport services scheduled around 11pm, fans are being advised to plan how they’ll get home particularly if the game goes to extra time and penalties.
Should LFC repeat the success of 2005, 500,000 people are expected to watch Sunday’s homecoming parade in Liverpool, putting massive demand on limited transport services, with added disruption from event road closures.
“This is a massive weekend for all Reds and I’m no exception. I’m certainly not counting any chickens, but our sixth European crown is now within touching distance.
“While many thousands of fans are making the journey out to Madrid to cheer on the team, we know that there will be even more travelling into the city to watch in pubs, clubs and at special events.
“It’s easy to forget about the practicalities while caught up in the atmosphere of such a big occasion and that’s why I’m urging fans to think now about how they’re going to get where they want to go and home again on both the Saturday and, hopefully, on Sunday.
“Don’t aim for the last service home on the Saturday and bear in mind that, if the parade goes ahead, services will be running to a limited Sunday timetable. If you’re lucky enough to live along or close to the route stay local, and if you have to travel, plan ahead.
“I want all fans to remember the weekend for the right reasons and hopefully, come Saturday night, we’ll be celebrating bringing the trophy back to the city.”
Information to help you plan is available at merseytravel.gov.uk/lfcparade and ‘live’ travel advice and information will be available before, during and after the parade on Twitter @Merseytravel #lfcparde