Changes to train times


Grand National Festival

Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 April 2019

The Grand National Festival is a major event in the horse racing calendar, held annually at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. The highlight is the Grand National steeplechase race on Saturday, over 4 miles long and one of the most demanding in the world.

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Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 5AS

Recommended station/s

Aintree Station is directly opposite the racecourse.

What's happening with the trains?

Merseyrail are running a 7½ minute service between Liverpool city centre (Liverpool Central / Moorfields) and Aintree station before and after the races. 

Northern are running extra services on Saturday to get you home after the Grand National - 20:04 Liverpool Lime Street to St Helens Central, 21:04 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road. A number of other trains will have extra carriages.

Plan Your Journey to this event

You can plan your journey to this event by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Last updated:   05 April 2019