Event management specialist StadiumFM has been appointed by Merseyrail to provide support staff as it completes platform upgrade works to prepare for its groundbreaking new trains on one of the busiest networks in the UK.
The works will include both station and line closures, and StadiumFM staff will be on hand to direct and assist passengers to rail replacement bus services, provide timetables and general assistance, and help passengers with luggage.
The company will be working across the whole network of stations in preparation for the arrival of the new train fleet in 2020.
StadiumFM specialises in supplying stewards and event support at both large and small-scale events ranging from festivals and music concerts to football matches and other high-profile sporting events.
Current staff members will be used, and the contract may also create a number of new jobs for local people as the work progresses.
David McAtamney, managing director of StadiumFM, said: "At peak times in the central stations there will be a minimum of 24 StadiumFM colleagues on hand to assist rail passengers to ensure they have an excellent onward journey."