Your brand new state-of-the-art trains have arrived.
The game-changing latest phase of our new trains roll-out took place in October 2023, as our battery-technology was used for the first time with the opening of Headbolt Lane station in Kirkby.
It was the first-time that a UK-passenger service was operated using fully-electric battery-power and paves the way for further future expansions of the Merseyrail network across the Liverpool city region and beyond – part of Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s “Merseyrail for All” pledge.
Starting in January 2023 with the Kirkby line, our new trains have now been introduced to further branches of the Northern and Wirral lines, with more to follow in the coming months.
Using sliding step-technology, these trains are some of the most accessible and sophisticated trains on the UK rail network and are the latest step towards the Mayor’s commitment to deliver a London-style integrated transport network for our city region.
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