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Your new trains are coming to Northern and Wirral Lines

Countdown to New Trains

Come and see your new trains

Don’t miss out on your first chance to come and see one of your new trains which goes on public display for the first time in September.

Testing of some of the new trains on the Merseyrail network has already attracted local interest but this is the first-time people are able to step on board and experience the train for themselves.  

The events are being held to mark the official handover of the first train to the Liverpool City Region announced by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

The new fleet is a key part of the Mayor’s plans for a London-style transport network that seeks to make it as quick, easy, and reliable for people to travel around the region by taking greater local control of public transport and linking different modes of transport together.

Co-designed in consultation with local people, the modern trains boast a wide range of customer-focused features and functions including: 

  • Pioneering sliding step technology, providing step free access for all
  • On board Wi-Fi
  • Improved passenger information screens 
  • More space for wheelchairs, bicycles and prams

Details  

Thursday 9 September 
Birkenhead North rail station, Station Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 7AZ 
10:00 to 14:00 

Saturday 11 September 
Birkenhead North rail station, Station Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 7AZ 
10:00 to 14:00 

The train will be stationary throughout the event. Visitors are asked to wear face coverings on board the train and platforms out of respect for others, unless exempt. Car parking is available but please use public transport where possible.

At the events, staff will be on hand to talk through the features of the new trains, designed and built by train manufacturer Stadler for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.  

If you do visit the train and are on social media don’t forget to tag us in your pictures @merseytravel #NewTrains

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