Northern has called on its customers to plan journeys to and from Liverpool carefully this weekend ahead of the third and final visit of The Giants.

From Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October, the Giants will once again take to the streets of Liverpool City Region and Northern wants all customers to be aware of train times and potential disruption.

The RMT union has called strike action for Saturday 6 October which will result in signifcant reduction in services and an early finish for trains heading out of the city.

Craig Harrop, Interim Regional Director at Northern, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Merseytravel and others in Liverpool City Region to help visitors to the city enjoy The Giants for a third time.

“We are doing everything we can to run as many services as possible to support the event and keep customers on the move.

“On Saturday however, as a result of RMT strike action, we will only be able to run a very limited service, with most trains starting after 8am and finishing before 7pm. Those services we are able to run will be extremely busy and I am calling on our customers to plan their travel carefully and, where possible, to seek alternative means of travel to and from Liverpool.”

Craig added: “Customers may also face some disruption on Sunday and, again, I would ask anyone who plans to use Northern services to travel into the city to plan ahead and check train running information.”

Details of Northern’s services can be found online at National Rail Enquiries or via the strike information page on this website.

Details of services to and from Liverpool on Saturday 6 October

  • Wigan stopping service - half hourly from Wigan first train 8.54am - final train from Liverpool 6.49pm
  • Wigan express calling at St Helens Central only - two hourly - first train from Wigan at 9.49am - final train from Liverpool 6.36pm
  • Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool via Warrington Central – hourly first train from Manchester 8.12am – final train from Liverpool 6.13pm
  • Manchester Victoria to Liverpool via St Helen’s Junction – hourly first train from Manchester 8.31am – final train from Liverpool 6.30pm