Merseyrail hikes Grand National prices by 35%

Merseyrail hikes Grand National prices by 35%

12 April 2024

RMT Press Office:

Rail union, RMT has condemned train operator Merseyrail for jacking up their prices by 35% during the Aintree Grand National festival.

Merseyrail is one of the wealthiest operators of trains in Britain, recently paying out dividends  of £14.5 million.

Yet they have failed to insource cleaners on their stations despite the fact that would have only cost the company £100,000.

RMT general secretary, Mick Lynch said: “The greed of Merseyrail knows no bounds. They are ripping off attendees of the Grand National in Aintree over the next few days to enrich their shareholders.

“At the same time, they are allowing the super exploitation of cleaners on the stations they run by refusing to bring them in house and pay them decent pay and conditions. 

“RMT wants to bring in all contracted out cleaners on the rail network as they are an integral part of the workforce and should be treated the same as every other rail worker.”






Standard return tickets from Liverpool Central & Moorfields have been withdrawn for festival goers.


Originally it was £4.45 for a return and has now increased to £6.00 for a special event ticket, a 35% increase.

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