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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A MERSEY train was given a Beatles-style makeoverRead
CONTRACTORS’ efforts to improve railway security brought the Merseyrail network to its knees, it was revealed last night.Read
AROUND 6½ miles of rail track on lines in West Kirby and New Brighton will be renewed next month.Read
MERSEYRAIL managing director Bart Schmeink is stepping down to take control of Amsterdam’s public transport system.Read
MERSEYRAIL operator Serco today posted better turnover and pre-tax profit levels for the six months to June 30.Read
We correctly quoted Labour’s shadow transport secretary and Garston and Halewood MP Maria Eagle as describing rail ticket price increases as “eye-watering”.Read
RAIL fares on Merseyrail will rise by 5% in January, while fares to destinations outside Merseyside will go up by 8% for the majority of journeys.Read
A PROMISING young footballer died after being electrocuted on a Merseyside railway line.Read
A LONG awaited plan to allow Merseyside to run its own rail network has been sensationally shelved – in a massive U-turn in transport policy.Read