Eurovision 2023: Fans headed to Liverpool via train may face some issues in travelling

The travel of the fans of Eurovision to Liverpool next month may be affected due to train strikes.

According to “The Aslef Union,” train drivers will engage in strike action as a result of a prolonged pay dispute on May 12—the jury’s final.

The RMT union’s supporters will strike on May 13—the day of the live grand final—after the railway operators’ most recent pay offer was rejected by the union. Now, a lot of fans will need to come up with other plans.

On Friday, May 12, Hannah Harding will travel from London to Liverpool for the song contest. She had originally planned to take the two-hour train ride.

She explained, “I’m going with two American friends I made at Eurovision in Turin last year.” They arrive via plane on May 8th. We purchased morning train tickets so that we might arrive in time to do some sightseeing before noon.

This year’s Eurovision offered tickets for nine concerts, and Hannah’s group purchased tickets for the jury final, one of the preview performances. However, they have now had to spend a total of almost £130 on other 

On Friday, May 12, there may be no trains, and on Saturday, May 13, there may be restricted or no service from some train companies, such as Avanti West Coast.

Because there is a lack of lodging options in the city, organisers of this season’s Eurovision in Liverpool have previously advised fans to stay in nearby cities like Manchester and commute in by train.

During the song contest week, thousands of people are anticipated in the city for the six ticket glimpse practises as well as the three live, televised performances.

Officials from the city are hosting a number of events outside the arena in the hopes that tourists will come and help the local economy. Many foreign supporters have booked flights to London instead of Liverpool and will be heading further north.

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