THE Liverpool Marathon gets underway this weekend.
The race, which starts in Birkenhead Park and finishes in front of Liverpool’s famous Liver Buildings, will see 10,000 runners take part in the 26 miles and 385 yards challenge.
Merseytravel today warned motorists and people planning on using public transport on Sunday to be aware of the effect the race will have on their journey.
In Wirral bus diversions will be in place until 2.30pm and buses will not travel to the New Brighton and Seacombe terminals.
Some services will not call at Woodside and cross-river services through the Wallasey tunnel are expected to be delayed.
In Liverpool, bus diversions will be in place all day until 5.30pm. Passengers using the 82 service will have to walk across Upper Parliament Street and use a shuttle bus to and from the city centre, while the 82A service will terminate at Brunswick Station, where passengers can join the Merseyrail service to and from Moorfields. Bus tickets will be accepted onboard the train.
The number 60 bus will not service the Aigburth Road area at all on the day.
Services in Dingle will also be affected, including the 202 bus for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and visitors are advised to check their route before travelling.
Merseyrail will provide six-car trains on the Northern line Southport to Hunts Cross service and Wirral line New Brighton to Liverpool service all day.
For more travel information, call Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk.