Tourism’s the ticket in new home

Liverpool is opening a brand new Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at the heart of one of the city’s busiest transport hubs.

Located on Platform 7 at Liverpool Lime Street, the new centre will be open seven days a week and will be the perfect point of call for anyone wanting advice, tips, tour and attraction tickets, theatre and accommodation booking, travel information or even if they want to buy a souvenir to remind them of their time in Liverpool.

The station has a footfall of around 250,000 every week, and this will increase during busy events and when the football season kicks off again.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, will officially open the centre at midday on Wednesday 16 July.

Councillor Simon said: “This has been a long-awaited tourist resource and it now means the key gateways into the city – Lime Street Station and John Lennon Airport – have the facilities to offer advice and support to people travelling in to the city.

“The immense numbers of people who travel through the station will now have a team of local experts on hand to answer any queries and help visitors to make the most of their time in the city.

“We’ve worked closely with Network Rail to make this facility possible and I’d like to thank them for all their support in helping to get this venture off the ground.”

The opening times for the TIC will be 9.30am – 5pm , seven days a week.

Paul Spiers, station manager at Liverpool Lime Street, said: “The station is one of the main gateways into the city, used by thousands of visitors every week, and is an ideal place for a tourist information centre.

“We have worked closely with Liverpool City Council to make this happen and the centre is a great addition to the station, complementing the other wide range of facilities available to passengers.”