Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram has officially unveiled our Eurovision-branded train – and now wants you to send in your best photos with the train to be in with the chance of winning our competition!
One of the city region’s new publicly owned £500m trains has been wrapped in Eurovision livery and is currently running on the Kirkby and Ormskirk lines on the Merseyrail network.
Since its introduction earlier this week the livery has been a huge hit with passengers and residents alike, as excitement builds ahead of the city hosting the global event next month.
Everyone is being given a chance to see the train and take pictures with a chance to be a prize winner in a photography competition.
The train is going to be operating in passenger service on the Ormskirk and Kirkby branches of the Northern Line over the next few weeks before appearing on the network over the summer – giving more people the chance to take photos.
It is important to stay safe while taking any photographs – follow the rules of the railway and any instructions given by railway staff, and do not attempt to go anywhere that is not open to the public.
The competition is open from now until 11:59pm on Friday 30 June 2023.
To enter, post your photo on Twitter and tag @Merseytravel and use the hashtag #EurovisionTrainLCR.
The winner and three runners-up will be selected by Mayor Steve Rotheram.
The main prize is a model of one of the city region’s new 777 trains. The winner and runners-up will also be given a special tour of the Merseyrail Stadler depot at Kirkdale and the chance to have a go on the driver simulator for the new train!
Full terms and conditions are below.
The prize for the winner is a model 777 train and a visit to the Kirkdale depot including a ride on the train simulator on a date/time agreed between the winner and Merseytravel, on behalf of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA).
The prize for three runners up is a visit to the Kirkdale depot including a ride on the train simulator on a date/time agreed between the winner and Merseytravel/. Dates are subject to operation availability at the depot. If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The competition can be entered on the Merseytravel Twitter page by using the #EurovisiontrainLCR, tagging @Merseytravel and sharing a picture of the Eurovision train.
You must enter the competition before 11.59 on Friday 30 June.
Multiple entries will not be accepted.
The competition is open to all UK residents, excluding Merseytravel and LCRCA employees, their families, agents or anyone else professionally connected with the promotion. If you are under the age of 18 you must obtain written parental or guardian consent to enter and claim your prize. Merseytravel may ask the winner to provide proof of age.
The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
All entries received after the above date and time will not be accepted.
Incomplete and incorrectly completed entry will not be accepted as entrance into the promotion. Merseytravel accepts no responsibility for any entries which are not completed for any reason.
Merseytravel accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault, malfunction of computer hardware or software failure, network, website or server failure of any kind.
The winning image and three runners-up will be selected by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram before Friday 7 July.
The winner will be notified on Twitter by Wednesday 12 July. The winner must reply by Wednesday 19 July. If a winner does not respond to Merseytravel within 7 days of being notified by Merseytravel, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and Merseytravel will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
Merseytravel reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so.
The decision of Merseytravel regarding any aspect of the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Merseytravel reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
Merseytravel reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.
Insofar as is permitted by law, Merseytravel, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of Merseytravel, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Entrants accept and agree that Personal Data supplied during the course of this promotion may be passed on to third party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment/delivery/arrangement of the prize. Merseytravel may be required to provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.
Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries. However, by entering, all entrants grant Merseytravel a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to edit, use, reproduce and publish each entry in any and all media (including print and online) for competition and publicity purposes. Merseytravel will have the right to publish, for free, any entry, or part of it, but this does not mean that the entrant has won a prize.
By submitting a photograph for the entry, the entrant confirms that (i) they either own the copyright in the content or are legally entitled to provide it to Merseytravel, and (ii) that the entrant has the consent of all the people appearing in any content, such that the entrant can, free of any restriction, grant to Merseytravel the licence as set out above. If the content features a child, or children, the entrant confirms (i) that they are the parent or guardian of the child, or children, and have the legal right to grant consent or (ii) the parent or guardian of the child, or children, has expressly granted such consent to the entrant.
The competition will be governed by English law and entrants to the competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
The promoter of this competition is Merseytravel (a public body created by statute) of No.1 Mann Island, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BP