Chester Race Company has announced a partnership with Merseyrail for the upcoming race season.
14th February 2012
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Chester Race Company has announced a partnership with Merseyrail for the upcoming race season.

The season starts with the Cup Day on Wednesday 9th May, which is the opening day of the three day May Festival, when Merseyrail will sponsor the final race of the day - The Merseyrail Day Saver Ticket Handicap Stakes.

The partnership means that race goers coming from Liverpool and Wirral are now able to purchase train travel for the day in advance from the Chester Racecourse box office when buying race tickets. Merseyrail will also be putting on additional trains on event days and race days which attract a high demand.

A Day Saver ticket costs £4.60 and permits travel on the Northern and Wirral Lines throughout the day of races or event at Chester Racecourse, and can be bought online via or by telephone via the box office on 01244 304610.

Merseyrail Head of Marketing & Commercial Revenue Matt Roche said:  "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Chester Racecourse to encourage people to travel to the Racecourse by train and to sponsor the Merseyrail Day Saver Ticket Handicap Stakes. With the four trains an hour we operate between Liverpool and Chester getting to the races by train with Merseyrail couldn't be easier".

Chief Executive of Chester Race Company, Richard Thomas commented: “We are looking forward to another successful race season and it is great to have Merseyrail on board, facilitating travel to and from Chester for our loyal race goers from Merseyside”.


Chester Race Company comprises Chester and Bangor-on-Dee Racecourses.  Chester Racecourse hosts fifteen race fixtures throughout the summer from May to September.  The May Festival is 9th – 11th May and attracts 63,000 racegoers.

Merseyrail operate the trains on the Wirral and Northern Lines in Merseyside. Merseyrail is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool and the region. We run almost 800 trains per day and carry over 100,000 passengers on an average weekday. Merseyrail is one of the most punctual and reliable railway networks in the UK and also tops the passenger satisfaction levels league table. Merseyrail has approximately 1,200 staff and operates 66 stations including 4 city centre underground stations giving easy access to work, shopping and leisure.


For further information, please contact:
Alex Jarvis – Communications Executive
01244 304641/07850 509675


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