As Liverpool gears up to welcome thousands of visitors to the city for Eurovision, Merseyrail has unveiled its new Eurovision 777 train and everyone is going to want to ride it. The company have just announced today that the train is ready to spring into action on Liverpool’s rails.
Some have criticised the aesthetic of the Eurovision 777 train but others love it. It bears the bright colours associated with the international music competition that is coming to the city: pink white and blue.
Painted on the train is the Eurovision 2023 symbol, which pays homage to Ukraine who were originally supposed to host the event, having won at the last Eurovision. For obvious reasons, it can not longer be hosted in Ukraine, so back in March the honour was given to Liverpool.
Liverpool has vowed to put Ukranian culture at the centre of this year’s Eurovision celebrations and Ukranian people displaced by the war have been able to apply for cheaper tickets to Eurovision.
During the Eurovision Song Contest, Liverpudlians have been warned that public transport will be busier than usual. Whether or not extra routes will be running has not been communicated yet but National Rail advise that people plan ahead of time and avoid bringing unnecessary luggage aboard.
It’s not clear where the new Eurovision 777 train will run but Merseyrail have said on Twitter that it will run either in Omskirk or on the Kirkby Line. So, keep your eyes peeled for this bright Eurovision train rolling into a station near you!