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Additional carriages for Liverpool-bound trains this weekend

Press release   •   Oct 02, 2018 13:22 BST

The Giants, created by world-famous street theatre company Royal de Luxe, will be visiting Liverpool and Wirral for the final time from 4 - 7 October

There will be additional carriages on many London Northwestern Railway services to and from Liverpool this weekend, as Giants parade through the city for the third and final time.

From Thursday 4 until Sunday 7 October, the world-famous street theatre company Royal de Luxe , from Nantes, will visit both Liverpool and Wirral. 

London Northwestern Railway services to and from the city will operate with extra carriages on Saturday to get people to and from the events. There will also be additional stops at Winsford at 1039 and 1439 for services heading towards Liverpool.

There will be a queuing system in place at Liverpool Lime Street to help keep people moving at the station. Pedestrians will exit via Lord Nelson Street and enter via Skelhorne Street. Signage will be clearly displayed throughout the station and additional staff will be available to assist.

Jonny Wiseman, head of stations for London Northwestern Railway said, “The Giants have always drawn a large following, and particularly for their final year in the city, we want to make sure everybody gets to where they need to be. There will be additional carriages on many of our services, to help with the additional travellers. If you are attending events, make sure you plan ahead and leave plenty of time to get to your destination.”

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About Royal de Luxe and Giants

For more information on this year's Giants event in Liverpool visit

For more information on the Nantes-based street theatre company Royal de Luxe, visit

About West Midlands Trains

West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

  • London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast mainline to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street.

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The West Midlands Trains franchise started on 10 December 2017 and will run until 2025/26.

West Midlands Trains operates 1,300 services a day, manages 150 stations and provides over 70 million passenger journeys a year. Over the course of the franchise, West Midlands Trains will be investing £1 billion into the rail network to deliver new trains, improved routes and station upgrades. This will include 400 new train carriages across the network and space for an extra 85,000 passengers into Birmingham and London at peak times.

The franchise is a joint venture between Abellio (70.1% share) and East Japan Railway Company / Mitsui & Co., Ltd (29.9% share in a 50:50 split). Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. In the UK, Abelllio operates ScotRail and Greater Anglia train services, Merseyrail services in a joint venture with Serco and buses through Abellio London. For more information visit

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