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Merseyrail Saw Over 90,000 Extra Journeys Made As Eurovision Revellers Travelled Across The Region

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Advent.

These two paragraphs outline the story.

Merseyrail has reported an approximate increase of 24% in journeys made when compared to the same period in 2022 with an extra 90,000 trips made with the rail operator whilst Liverpool hosted Eurovision.

Special strategies were put in place to facilitate the increase in passengers, including late-night services to support the two busiest nights with trains running into the early hours following the Grand Final.

Sounds like Liverpool had a result, even if the UK didn’t.

May 21, 2023 Posted by | Transport/Travel, World | , , , | 1 Comment

Merseyrail Grand National Journeys Exceed 105,000

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Liverpool Business News.

This is the first paragraph.

Train operator Merseyrail records more 105,000 passenger journeys made by racegoers during the three-day Grand National festival – and it gave away 4,000 pairs of flip-flops.

These are some points from the rest of the article.

  • Many were carried on the new 777 Class trains.
  • Merseyrail increased the number of trains during the three days and, at times, was running a seven-and-a-half-minute frequency.
  • There was live music and entertainment for passengers at Aintree station.
  • £4,200 was raised by charitable collections at the station.

It looks like a lot of people had a good time.

It was probably all good practice for Eurovision.

April 20, 2023 Posted by | Sport, Transport/Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

Eurovision: Russia Banned From Competing At 2022 Song Contest

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Russia will no longer be allowed to participate in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union has said.

The EBU, which produces the event, said Russia’s inclusion could bring the competition into disrepute “in light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine”.

It’s going from Vlad to verse.

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest is not easy for Russia, as although they can rig the votes, doping doesn’t help singers and musicians to perform better.

February 25, 2022 Posted by | World | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is Putin Watching?

I’m watching the Eurovision Song Contest. But is Putin? Or has he just switched off the signal to all Russian sets, as a bearded drag act is representing Austria?

Remember Adolf didn’t need much of an excuse to invade Austria!

May 10, 2014 Posted by | World | , , , , | Leave a comment