The mayor promises to bring trams to Anfield for Liverpool fans.


Although Anfield is a famous stadium, supporters traveling to and from Liverpool may find it difficult to get to or from.

On Merseyside, the absence of a train station close to Anfield has long been a point of contention. There isn’t a clear path leading up to L4 for the thousands of supporters that are walking to the stadium.

However, in the event that he is elected to a third term on May 2 of this year, the Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, has promised to “introduce a trackless tram network” for supporters, according to the Liverpool Echo.

It would be “a new rapid transit system that could expand and extend to other areas of the region,” according to Labour candidate Rotheram.

He went on, “New services will be available between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool City Centre, as well as to Anfield and the new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock for the 2028 European Championship.”

“They’ll transport more people and provide express services, which will shorten travel times and provide a chic, contemporary mode of transportation.”

This wouldn’t resemble a tram from Edinburgh or Manchester. Rather, as Rotheram clarified, it would resemble the Belfast Glider.

This system is more akin to a bus, which would offer more stops, more regular service, and priority lanes for faster travel.

It is much appreciated that the mayor has made this commitment, which should be fulfilled for a city that still lacks electronic tickets for local trains.

Better connections to the Speke airport would create more options for the area and make travel to Anfield from the city center more easier.

Rotheram and his team believe that this is the wisest course of action considering the possible expense and disruption associated with building new or refurbishing railway lines.

Although there is already a walking route to and from the city center, it can take more than an hour to complete and is not at all evident.

Buses are another option from the city center, however they frequently require long delays and are slow in matchday traffic. After a game, it is typically exceedingly difficult to get on one because of the huge volume of people.

The club will be lobbying for a more visible route that operates when Liverpool aren’t playing, too, since they are increasingly making money off of non-matchday income.


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