Cunard welcomes cancellation of rail strikes ahead of its Three Queens event

Rail services back to normal for bank holiday weekend.

Rail services back to normal for bank holiday weekend.

Transport plans for the Three Queens event are back to normal after a planned strike was called off today.

Industrial action by Network Rail workers was set to cause disruption and cancellations to services on Merseyside, with Virgin Trains, Merseyrail and Northern Rail all announcing yesterday they would all be forced to cancel services.

This afternoon both the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and Transport Salaried Staffs Association announced they were cancelling plans to walk out for 24 hours from 5pm on Monday.

Train companies operating services to Liverpool have now all confirmed this means their services will be back to normal next Monday and Tuesday.

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The news was welcomed by Cunard who own the cruise ships, Cunard Director Angus Struthers said: “It’s a great relief to know that the rail strike is suspended.

“the crowds who we know are looking forward to seeing the Three Queens in Liverpool on Bank Holiday Monday can now make their travel plans with confidence.

He added: “It’s promising to be the biggest event on the Mersey for decades and we are delighted to know that the many people who feel a connection with Cunard will be able to travel in and out of Liverpool without disruption on the day”.

Cunard pleased with cancellation of rail strikes

Cunard pleased with cancellation of rail strikes

LATEST TRAVEL INFORMATION – Monday 25th May:

  • From 1pm all Northern line trains will not stop at Liverpool Central station. All Northern line passengers must use Moorfields station.
  • From 1pm James Street station will close. Wirral line passengers can use Liverpool Central or Lime Street low level station.
  • A rail replacement bus will run between Ellesmere Port & Hooton.
  • All trains on the Northern line will run at a 20 minute frequency from start to end of service.

Services will run as normal from Tuesday 26 May.

WATCH THE THREE QUEENS LIVE STREAM ON OUR WEBSITE HERE

Merseyrail services back to normal

Merseyrail services back to normal

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