How to get around city for Taylor Swift gigs

With more than 100,000 fans expected to descend on Anfield next week, the demand for transport is expected to be high.

Thousands of Swifties are making their way to L5 for the global superstar’s three shows at the home of Liverpool FC and gig-goers are being urged to make arrangements early to ensure they aren’t disappointed.

Merseytravel is working with rail and bus operators to make sure everybody’s journeys are as easy and safe as possible.

With gigs being held on weekdays, fans are being encouraged to keep an eye out for changes to services.

As a result of each show on 13, 14, and 15 June, some roads will be closed around the Anfield area earlier on the day. Many public transport services end between 11.30pm and midnight, with fans encouraged to make sure they can get home from each show.

Where possible, those heading to Anfield should buy travel tickets in advance and online to help avoid queues. During the Taylor Swift shows, Merseyrail is operating a normal service with fans encouraged to use the Northern and Wirral lines.

Services into Liverpool Lime Street are run by a number of operators including Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express and Northern. Information about services can be found online.

While there is a Stagecoach strike taking place on the days of the concerts, the 917 shuttle bus from Liverpool city centre to Anfield is due to operate as normal for the concerts. Arriva services are expected to be operating as normal throughout the duration of the shows.

For those coming from the Wirral, North Wales and across the River Mersey to enjoy the shows, routes through the Wallasey and Birkenhead tunnels will be updated daily via the Mersey Tunnels website, with drivers urged to check before they travel. Mersey Ferries will be in operation until 7pm – making them a great way to get across the river – but alternate methods for return travel are encouraged.

Those living near to Anfield or who have managed to secure accommodation nearby are encouraged to make use of the surrounding area’s active travel routes. This will ease the pressure on public transport when capacity is expected to be highest.

Those in the city centre during the event can access E-scooters and E-bikes operated by Voi. These are located and unlocked by downloading the Voi app. E-scooters are available to hire in the city centre and surrounding areas as well as key transport hubs and hospitals.

Image: Taylor Swift Inset credit Ronald Woan CC BY-SA 2.0 Anfield credit: Arne Müseler CC BY-SA 3.0 de

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