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Merseyrail

Merseyrail

Merseyrail is an urban commuter rail network and train operating company in the Liverpool City Region.

Overview

Merseyrail is a regional rail line that serves the area in and surrounding Liverpool, England including the Wirral Peninsula and the Cheshire and Lancashire areas. It was formed from a merger of five rail systems: The Mersey Railway, The Cheshire Lines Committee Railway, The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, The Wirral Railway, and The Great Western Railway & London and North Western Railway.There are sixty-five stations on the lines and the routes cover more than 120 kilometers in lines. The company employs more than 1,200 people and was founded in 1977.

Trains

The rail operates with Class 507 and Class 508 electric multiple-unit trains (EMUs). They are maintained and fixed at two depots in the network, Kirkdale TMD and Birkenhead North TMD. The trains have features such as accomodations for wheelchair users and priority seating.The newer trains also have air conditioning available on the trains as well as areas to move objects, such as strollers and bikes.

Route Map for Merseyrail

Timeline

1977
Merseyrail is founded.

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Electrics under the Mersey. The Mersey railway. The first Mersey Tunnel

Web

January 4, 2022

How Merseyrail dared to be different

Jonathan Bray

Web

August 22, 2019

Merseyrail 50 years of Progress 1971-2021

Web

September 27, 2021

Merseyrail passengers among the most satisfied in the UK

Web

December 16, 2021

Merseyrail passengers encouraged to 'be who you are' with new installation at Moorfields

Web

March 15, 2022

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Iain Thomson
April 28, 2021
go.theregister.com
Buzz Aldrin sole remaining survivor of Apollo 11 Moon landing
Alex Scroxton
April 28, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Compromise of Merseyrail employee data seems to have begun after a key email account was hacked
Jessica Carpani
November 7, 2019
The Telegraph
Britain's trains are approaching 40 years old in some parts of the UK the latest Office of Rail and Road (ORR) figures show.

References

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