Merseyrail has a network of 67 stations spread across 75 miles of track. Running both over ground and underground, the company carry over 100,000 passengers per day. Outside of London, Merseyrail is one of the most heavily used transport services in the UK. Established in the 1970s, when new tunnels were constructed underneath Liverpool city centre and Birkenhead, Merseyrail has survived through several franchise holders, from the days of British Rail. The network consists of the Northern and Wirral lines, which cover the suburban Liverpool area and Greater Merseyside. The network is mostly electric (calls to make Merseyrail completely electric are often) and services on the Merseyrail network are operated exclusively by the Class 507 and Class 508 electric multiple units.
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MERSEYRAIL Northern Line passengers will be able to use Liverpool Central station for the first time in six months when a £20m refurbishment project is completed on Monday.Read
THE man charged with securing a £350m deal to build new trains for Merseyrail has been appointed.Read
RAIL commuters faced delays on Wirral this morning.
LOCAL transport body Merseytravel has come in for a bit of stick in recent times.Read
Services provider Serco boosted turnover and pre-tax profits in the six months to June 30, it revealed today.
PASSENGERS will get their first glimpse of the revamped Liverpool Central station this weekend when it partially re-opens.Read
THE next phase of a major £40m refurbishment of the Merseyrail loop line will see the partial closure of one of the network’s busiest city centre stations.Read
Serco, the international services group which has a 50% stake in the Merseyrail and Northern Rail franchises, has disposed of the bulk of its German operations.
International services group Serco said it is on track to meet expectations for 2012, in a trading update today.
THE closure of Liverpool’s Central station is costing businesses in the area up to a third of their trade.Read