Train operator Merseyrail is getting into the Eurovision party mood by releasing its very own song – the ‘Train of Love’ with an accompanying pop video.
The catchy, disco number has been getting passengers and staff dancing in the stations and on the carriages as the city region gears up to host the international music festival.
Written and produced by Al Stirling, media and creative content designer, the song will help promote the train services as well as the song contest itself.
Suzanne Grant, Merseyrail’s Commercial Director, said: “In the spirit of Eurovision, we’re hoping that Train of Love will help to play a part in uniting people across the Merseyrail network through music.
“Creating the song and the video has certainly made us smile and we’re hoping to see people from across the city region recreating the Train of Love dance moves during the Eurovision Festival.
“To help people enjoy as much of the Eurovision festivities as possible, we’re running late night trains on Sunday 7 and Saturday 13 May, so to quote our song, Get on the Train of Love!”
Producer Al Stirling said: “People are really getting into the joyful spirit of Eurovision, and it’s great that Merseyrail is joining in with the fantastic celebrations we are seeing across the city. Liverpool knows how to throw a party, and the Merseyrail stations and trains will be making sure everyone gets in the mood.”
Staff and passengers star in the video of the song, dancing in the stations, trains – and some passengers even sent in footage of themselves dancing to the song from home. The video and song are being launched across social media platforms and music streaming services.
Merseyrail is running trains late on Sunday 7 May, into the early hours of Monday 8 May with services running after midnight.
On the night of the Eurovision Grand Final, Saturday 13 May, trains will run well into the early hours of Sunday 14 May. Last train services will be departing city centre stations after 2am. Full details of the services and times can be found here.
As part of the Eurovision festival, Merseyrail are hosting live acts at Liverpool Central station throughout the week, as well as raising charity collections for Ukraine and providing spaces for ‘virtual’ Ukrainian buskers.
Passengers Liverpool’s city centre stations will be able to enjoy authentic Ukrainian music recorded by buskers in Ukraine who are unable to perform in Kyiv due to the ongoing war. QR codes will be available for passers-by to scan and find out more about the stories of the musicians and donate to the cause, with all proceeds going directly to Supplies for Ukraine C.I.C. Al Stirling said: “It’s going to be a fantastic week for Liverpool and Ukraine – and even better if everyone gets on board the Train of Love.”
Credit: Al Stirling Creative