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Your new trains

Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram hailed Monday 23 January as a “massive day, not just for our area, but for the entire country” as the region’s new £500m trains came into passenger service for the first time.

There was a huge sense of excitement as Mayor Rotheram was joined by passengers, residents and rail enthusiasts alike on the Kirkby line to mark this landmark occasion that saw the half a billion-pound investment in rail services come to life.

This marked the start of the phased rollout, and was followed in April 2023 with the introduction of the trains onto the Ormskirk line in time for the Grand National Festival at Aintree.

The rest of the network across both the Northern and Wirral lines will follow later in the year.


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