Jump on the Wirral loop line to rediscover Liverpool with Merseyrail this Summer

To celebrate the return of the beloved Wirral loop line, we take a look at what’s on offer across the region with Merseyrail…. The train is back!

Its been six months since the Wirral loop line track renewal began and during that time, Liverpool has enjoyed a real boost to its city centre bars, restaurants and shops. Thanks to a dedicated engineering team, Merseyrail is back on track running regular services from Wirral right to the heart of the action in Merseyside and for as little as £1.95 return, you can spend summer days and nights rediscovering the city.

Here’s a run down of what you’ve missed during the track renewal and what you can get up to throughout June 2017….

Destination Castle Street

Since the cold, dark days of January, Castle Street has blossomed into a destination all of its own. There’s a brand new branch of Indian street kitchen, Mowgli plus all day dining and nightlife at Neighbourhood and Castle Street Townhouse and in just a matter of weeks, celebrity chef, Gino D’Acampo will be opening his new restaurant and prosecco bar in the former HSBC bank. Explore Castle Street, just a short walk from James Street and Moorfields. Check out our top places to dine al fresco in the city here.

Liverpool One

Now you might think you know your way around Liverpool One, but it too has seen some changes over the Spring. SuperDry has moved into the centre of the complex to allow JD to evolve into an ever bigger sports emporium, while Australian stationery chain, Smiggle has joined the flagship Urban Decay store on Paradise Street and a whole host of new eateries on the Hanover Street site. Why take a stroll from James Street or Central and check out what’s new? Head to Merseyrail’s Destination Merseyside page here for your guide to shopping across the network and don’t forget to purchase your return ticket for as little as £1.95, more money left over to treat yourself!

British Style Collective

We’re just weeks away from Europe’s biggest fashion festival hitting the streets of Liverpool for a three-day style, celeb, beauty and catwalk extravaganza, and Merseyrail can take you right to the thick of the action. With shows, shopping, seminars and more taking place at multiple iconic venues such as St George’s Hall, Echo Arena, Albert Dock and Baltic Triangle, you’ll get a whole load of fashion for your £1.95 return ticket. Lime Street and James Street are just a fashionable strut from each venue. All the line up info and tickets available here.

Mersey River Festival

Maritime magic returns to Albert Dock on 24-25th June 2017 as Mersey River Festival takes over the world-class waterfront site to celebrate our historic ties to the sea. With events taking place for all ages including street performance, museum exhibitions, craft sessions, live music, tall ships and thundercat racing, the weekend is sure to be a memorable one. Don’t forget to check out the brilliant restaurants and bars including Smugglers Cove and Gusto at Albert and the brand new Gin N’ Juice Café bar at Mann Island. Follow the sound of the shanties from James Street station to join in all the fun. All the timings and festival updates here.

Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day

Brand new for the city and taking place on Saturday 24th June 2017 is Armed Forces Day. This national celebration of UK servicemen and women will see the city streets and buildings light up in red, white and blue, plus a parade of more than 1000 serving members of the UK Armed Forces will set off from St George’s Hall before making its way to the waterfront for an afternoon demonstrations and a chance to check out all manner of military vehicles and machinery. James Street and Central stations will drop you just a stones throw from each event. Find out everything you need to know to salute our brave servicemen and women here.

WIN! How do you fancy winning two tickets to British Style Collective with a delicious 3 course meal for 2 at the stunning Neighbourhood Liverpool with a bottle of house win and of course, a week long travel pass to get you there in style with Merseyrail?

To win simply RT on Twitter or SHARE on Facebook tagging a mate you’d take along. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday 2nd July. Good luck!

To check out these events and plan your journey across the Merseyside and Wirral regions head to  www.merseyrail.org. The train is back!

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