A new taxi rank is being put in place for the Grand National 2020 at Aintree Racecourse as preparations continue for Merseyside's largest annual sporting event.

Liverpool Council's licensing department tweeted this morning to confirm that a new taxi rank will be in operation for this year's event in an attempt to make it easier for racegoers and taxi drivers to use.

The rank will move from Melling Lane to Warbreck Moor for this year's event, which is set to see thousands descend on Aintree.

A poster showing the location of the rank said it will be in operation for three days from Thursday April 2 to Saturday April 4.

A poster from Liverpool Council showing the new taxi rank for the Grand National 2020

The statement says: "In conjunction with Merseyside Police and the Jockey Club, a new rank has been implemented for Liverpool Hackney Carriages for the three days of the Grand National .

"Liverpool Hackney Carriages will be allowed to enter Hall Lane and feed onto Warbreck Moor, forming a rank provision.

"Please note the previous rank will no longer be in use."

A council spokesman said it's hoped the new location of the rank will make it easier for visitors and taxi drivers to use and will therefore be more efficient.

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