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Image:Merseyrail_logo.gif
Franchise(s): Merseyrail
2003 – 2028
Main Region(s): Merseyside
Other Region(s): North Cheshire, West Lancashire
Fleet size: 59
Stations: 67 (66 operated)
Parent company: Serco Group / NedRailways
Web site: www.merseyrail.org

Merseyrail is the name given to the electric commuter train network centred on Liverpool. The name was used as the official brand for the network in the days of British Rail, and has stuck through several franchise holders. Image File history File links Merseyrail_logo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 507021. ... Arms of the former Merseyside Metropolitan County Council Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester) [1] is a... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Serco Group plc is an international company with several branches. ... // Introduction Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main public transport railway company in the Netherlands. ... 40% (3,062 miles / 4,928 km) of the British rail network is electrified and 60% of all rail journeys are by electric traction (both by locomotives and Multiple Units). ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Logo of British Rail British Railways (BR), later rebranded as British Rail, ran the British railway system from the nationalisation of the Big Four British railway companies in 1948 until its privatisation in stages between 1994 and 1997. ... In law, an exclusive right is the power or right to perform an action in relation to an object or other thing which others cannnot perform. ...


Merseyrail is one of the most frequent British commuter systems outside London, transporting 100,000 passengers a day, with services running (on average) every 15 minutes during weekday daytime, and 30 minutes at evenings and weekends. Services run on two lines covering the Liverpool suburban area and greater Merseyside, with a total track length of 120 km, and 67 stations. The Northern Line links Liverpool with Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby and Hunts Cross, while the Wirral Line, extending under the River Mersey, links Liverpool with New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port. The two lines are entirely electrified, using a 750 V DC third-rail. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... A Northern Line train at Liverpool Central. ... For other uses, see Southport (disambiguation). ... Map sources for Ormskirk at grid reference SD415085 Ormskirk is a small market town in England, with a population of approximately 23,500 (2005 est. ... Map sources for Kirkby at grid reference SJ409988 Arms of the former Kirkby Urban District Council Kirkby (pronounced ) is a new town in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England. ... Hunts Cross is an area of Liverpool adjacent to Garston, Woolton and Speke close to Liverpools John Lennon Airport and is also the terminus for the Northern Line of Merseyrail electric commuter train network. ... A Wirral Line train at Liverpool Central. ... Ferry across the Mersey, June 2005 The River Mersey is a river in north-western England. ... The New Palace amusement arcade in New Brighton. ... West Kirby is a town located on the North East corner of the coast of Wirral, Merseyside, England. ... Chester is the county town of Cheshire in North West England. ... Arms of the former Ellesmere Port Borough Council Location within the British Isles Ellesmere Port is an industrial town in the district of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Cheshire, England, situated in the south of the Wirral Peninsula on the estuary of the River Mersey, to the north of Chester. ... 40% (3,062 miles / 4,928 km) of the British rail network is electrified and 60% of all rail journeys are by electric traction (both by locomotives and Multiple Units). ... Third rail at the West Falls Church Metro stop in the Washington, D.C. area, electrified to 750 volts. ...


The name Merseyrail is also used by the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive to describe other railway services on Merseyside. These are the City Line from Liverpool Lime Street to St Helens, Wigan, Warrington, Manchester, and Crewe. These services are not (and have never been) part of the Merseyrail franchise; currently most services are operated by Northern Rail, and some by Central Trains and First TransPennine Express. The Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (MPTE, or Merseytravel, as it is more commonly known) is the Passenger Transport Executive responsible for the coordination of public transport on Merseyside. ... The City Line is the name given to local rail routes out of Liverpool Lime Street station, Liverpool, Merseyside. ... Lime Street Station (officially referred to as Liverpool Lime Street) is the mainline railway station serving Liverpool, England. ... St Helens is a town in the metropolitan county of Merseyside in North-West England, and within the historic borders of Lancashire. ... Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, in the historic county of Lancashire. ... Warrington is the largest town and borough in the county of Cheshire, in the North-West of England. ... The City of Manchester is a major city and metropolitan borough in the North of England, historically notable for its central role in the Industrial Revolution. ... Map sources for Crewe at grid reference SJ705557 Crewe is a town in south Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... First TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ...


The various lines are not tightly connected; Northern and City Line services both use Hunts Cross and the new Liverpool South Parkway to the south of the city; the Wirral and Northern lines both use Liverpool Central and Moorfields. The Northern Line does not call at Lime Street; most passengers wishing to change between Northern Line and mainline services walk the short distance between Lime Street and Liverpool Central rather than changing to the Wirral Line's 'loop' to Lime Street. Hunts Cross is an area of Liverpool adjacent to Garston, Woolton and Speke close to Liverpools John Lennon Airport and is also the terminus for the Northern Line of Merseyrail electric commuter train network. ... Liverpool South Parkway station is a railway station in Garston, Liverpool, England. ... Liverpool Central station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, and forms the central hub of the Merseyrail network, being on both the Northern Line and the Wirral Line. ... Moorfields station is an underground railway station in Liverpool, England. ... Liverpool Central station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, and forms the central hub of the Merseyrail network, being on both the Northern Line and the Wirral Line. ...


Following the privatisation of the UK rail network, the Merseyrail service was run first by Merseyside Transport Ltd (MTL) under the name Merseyrail Electrics, then Arriva Trains Merseyside, before its award to a consortium of Serco and NedRailways (a division of Nederlandse Spoorwegen) in 2003. The current franchise is contracted to the consortium for an initial 25-year period. --Insert article here-- Categories: Post-privatisation British railway companies ... Merseyrail Electrics is the company name of the franchise holder of the Merseyrail service. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Arriva is a private company which runs public transport services throughout the United Kingdom. ... Serco Group plc is an international company with several branches. ... // Introduction Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main public transport railway company in the Netherlands. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Uniquely in the UK, the Merseyrail franchise (referred to officially as a 'contract') is awarded by the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive rather than the Department for Transport, because the franchise is self-contained and separate from the rest of the British railway network - no other services normally run over the third-rail network. As a result of this isolation, the franchise-holder is keen to adopt vertical integration - taking responsibility for maintenance of the track from Network Rail. The Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (MPTE, or Merseytravel, as it is more commonly known) is the Passenger Transport Executive responsible for the coordination of public transport on Merseyside. ... In the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the transport network. ... It has been suggested that Vertical expansion be merged into this article or section. ... Network Rails logo Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee that owns the fixed assets of that part of the British railway system that formerly belonged to British Rail, the now-defunct UK state-owned railway operator. ...



Contents

Fleet

Class Image Type Top speed Number Routes operated Unit numbers Built
 mph   km/h 
Class 507 electric multiple unit 75 120 32 Northern Line
Wirral Line
507001-021, 023-033 1978 - 1979
Class 508 electric multiple unit 75 120 27 Northern Line
Wirral Line
508103, 104, 108, 110-112, 114, 115, 117, 120, 122-128, 130, 131, 134, 136-141, 143 1979 - 1980

Services on the Merseyrail network are operated by the 1978-built Class 507 and 1979-built Class 508 EMUs. These replaced pre-war Class 502 (originally constructed by the LMS) and almost identical Class 503 EMUs. There are a total of 59 trains in service on the network. Twelve 508s were transferred to Connex (South Eastern) in 1996, a further three were transferred to Silverlink to supplement their fleet of Class 313 EMUs in North London. One Unit 507022 was scrapped after a collision with 507004 in 1991, and 508118 has been cut up after having been gutted by an arson attack. 507019 wears the drastically different new Merseyrail livery. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 150 KB) Summary Merseyrail Class 507, no. ... A multiple unit is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive. ... A Northern Line train at Liverpool Central. ... A Wirral Line train at Liverpool Central. ... 508138 bearing the Revised livery, one of six 508s to receive this colourful variant. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1488, 838 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Merseyrail British Rail Class 508 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... A multiple unit is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive. ... A Northern Line train at Liverpool Central. ... A Wirral Line train at Liverpool Central. ... 507019 wears the drastically different new Merseyrail livery. ... 508138 bearing the Revised livery, one of six 508s to receive this colourful variant. ... A multiple unit is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive. ... British Rail Class 502 was a locomotive commissioned by British Rail in England. ... The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS1) was a British railway company. ... A British Rail Class 503 train on the Liverpool Loop and Link underground system. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Silverlink Trains is a regional franchise in the British railway system with routes in suburban London and from London to Northampton. ... Class 313/0, no. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Arsonists redirects here. ...


The fleet is maintained and stabled at either Kirkdale TMD or Birkenhead North TMD, the two depots on the network. Minor repair works and stock cleaning takes place at Kirkdale, while overhauls are completed at Birkenhead. Other depots at Hall Road and Birkenhead Central have since been closed. The fleet has recently been internally and externally refurbished, involving units being dragged to and from Eastleigh works behind Class 67 locomotives. Class 507s rest in Kirkdale sidings. ... Birkenhead North TMD is situated opposite Birkenhead North railway station. ... Hall Road TMD is situated adjacent to Hall Road railway station. ... Birkenhead Central TMD is a former Traction Maintenance Depot located adjacent to Birkenhead Central railway station, built to replace that at Mollington Street. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of Eastleigh Borough Council Eastleigh is a railway town in Hampshire, UK; and the main town in the Eastleigh borough. ... Are not very good ...



To celebrate Liverpool's successful 2008 European Capital of Culture bid, Merseyrail named one of their train sets (508136) 'Capital of Culture'. Interestingly, a previous ceremony took place where Cherie Blair, Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, named 508143 Capital of Culture. Official nameplates were applied; these had to be later removed having been covered in graffiti. 508136 bears simple vinyl stickers. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ... Cherie Blair in full Queens Counsel ceremonial dress. ... The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. ...


A number of Northern Rail Class 142 DMUs are in Merseyrail yellow livery, ostensibly for City Line services, but these can and do turn up all over the Northern network - they have often been seen as far away as Skipton. Several Class 150 sets also wore the Merseytravel yellow livery for several years, but have since been repainted into other liveries. Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... A Class 142 at Manchester Victoria station Another view of a 142 The British Rail Class 142 is a class of pacer diesel multiple units used in the United Kingdom. ... DMU, type SA108 of Great Poland Voivodship in Poznań, Poland German DMU of class 628 A diesel multiple unit (DMU) is a train whose carriages have their own motors powered by a diesel engine. ... Statistics Population: 14,313 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SD986516 Administration District: Craven Shire county: North Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: North Yorkshire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: North Yorkshire Police Ambulance service: Yorkshire Post office... Class 150/2, no. ...


Merseyrail formerly had four Class 73 electro-diesel locomotives for shunting, sandite trains, engineering works and other departmental duties; two of these had been repainted in the yellow livery of the previous franchise holder. These locomotives were sold to a preservation company in 2002. Class 73, no. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Network: the Loop and Link

The underground sections in the centre of Liverpool and under the River Mersey to Birkenhead form the nucleus of the network. The Mersey Railway Tunnel was opened in 1886, terminating at James Street station in Liverpool. This route was extended to Liverpool Central in 1890. The present system in Liverpool dates from the 1970s, with the construction of the 'Loop' and the 'Link'. The Loop is a single-track tunnel, along which Wirral Line trains run clockwise from James Street to Moorfields, Lime Street, Central and back to James Street. The Link is a twin-track tunnel, which connects the former Cheshire Lines Committee route in the south of Liverpool to the former Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway lines in the north, via Liverpool Central and Moorfields. Ferry across the Mersey, June 2005 The River Mersey is a river in north-western England. ... Sign from the Water Street entrance to James Street. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... James Street station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, it opened as the original terminus of Mersey Railway Tunnel in 1886. ... Liverpool Central station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, the central hub of the Merseyrail service. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Moorfields station is an underground railway station in Liverpool, England. ... Lime Street Station (officially referred to as Liverpool Lime Street) is the mainline railway station serving Liverpool, England. ... Liverpool Central station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, the central hub of the Merseyrail service. ... The Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC) was the second largest joint railway in Great Britain. ... The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) was a major British railway company before the 1923 Grouping, although in 1922 it had already entered into a working agreement with the London and North Western Railway. ...


Northern Line

Main article: Northern Line

Services on the Northern Line operate from Hunts Cross in the south of Liverpool, via the Link tunnel through Liverpool Central and Moorfields, to Southport. Services also run from Liverpool Central to Ormskirk and Kirkby. Each route has a train every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday daytime, giving a five-minute interval between trains on the central section. Connections are available at Southport to Wigan, at Hunts Cross to Warrington Central and Manchester Piccadilly, at Ormskirk to Preston and at Kirkby to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria. A Northern Line train at Liverpool Central. ... Hunts Cross station is a railway station in Liverpool, England, it is at the southern end of Merseyrails northern line service. ... A Merseyrail class 507 train at Southport station. ... Ormskirk railway station is situated in the town of Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. ... Kirkby railway station is situated in the town of Kirkby, Merseyside, England. ... Wigan Wallgate railway station is one of two main railway stations serving the town of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Warrington Central railway station is in the Warrington unitary authority in the north west of England. ... The very modern approach to Manchester Piccadilly station The station concourse; platforms at this terminus station are behind a glass screen A Virgin Trains Pendolino awaiting departure to London The station side-wall showing the elevation of the platforms, which are on a level with the brown brickwork Manchester Piccadilly... Preston railway station in Preston, Lancashire is on the West Coast Main Line. ... Wigan Wallgate railway station is one of two main railway stations serving the town of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Manchester Victoria Manchester Victoria railway station is the second of Manchesters mainline railway stations, now being much less important than Manchester Piccadilly station. ...


Wirral Line

Main article: Wirral Line

Services on the Wirral Line operate from the Loop described above through the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead. From there, they run either south to Hooton, where they continue to either Chester or Ellesmere Port, or west to Birkenhead North, where the line bifurcates to New Brighton and West Kirby. Connections are available at Bidston on the West Kirby branch, for the Borderlands Line to Wrexham operated by Arriva Trains Wales, at Chester to Holyhead and Manchester and at Ellesmere Port to Warrington. A Wirral Line train at Liverpool Central. ... Hamilton Square railway station sign Hamilton Square station Hamilton Square station platform Hamilton Square railway station is situated near Hamilton Square in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network. ... Hooton station with an unrefurbished Class 507 EMU departing. ... Chester railway station is a railway station in the city of Chester, England. ... Ellesmere Port railway station is located in the town of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. ... Birkenhead North station with a Class 507 working a West Kirby service. ... A Merseyrail Class 508 EMU at New Brighton. ... West Kirby railway station is situated in the town of West Kirby, Wirral, England. ... British Railways London Midland Region totem sign for Bidston station. ... The Borderlands Line is the name given to the railway line between Wrexham, North Wales, and Bidston, Wirral, England. ... Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is an industrial town in northeast Wales, close to the English border with Cheshire. ... An Arriva train in North Wales Class 158, no. ... Holyhead railway station serves the town of Holyhead (Welsh name: Caergybi) on Holy Island, Anglesey. ... The very modern approach to Manchester Piccadilly station The station concourse; platforms at this terminus station are behind a glass screen A Virgin Trains Pendolino awaiting departure to London The station side-wall showing the elevation of the platforms, which are on a level with the brown brickwork Manchester Piccadilly... Warrington Bank Quay is a mainline train station serving the U.K. town of Warrington. ...


Monday-Saturday daytime services are every 15 minutes from Liverpool to New Brighton and to West Kirby, and every 30 minutes to Chester and Ellesmere Port. These combine to give a service every five minutes around the Loop.


Future

There have been various suggestions for ways to enlarge the Merseyrail network. Some would extend beyond the current area, whilst others would use existing lines or track beds. A track bed is the term used to describe the groundwork onto which a railway track is laid. ...


Electrification

Third-rail electrification has been suggested for many lines, of which the Borderlands Line from Bidston to Wrexham, adding another branch to the Wirral Line, is perhaps the most likely. British Railways London Midland Region totem sign for Bidston station. ...


Electrification from Ormskirk to Preston would re-establish the most direct Liverpool-Preston route. This, coupled with the reinstatement of the Burscough curves and possibly Midge Hall station, would allow direct Preston-Southport and Ormskirk-Southport services and provide an alternative Liverpool-Southport route. Another possible extension of Northern Line services, filling in a gap in the electrified network, would be from Kirkby to Wigan Wallgate. The small Lancashire town of Burscough has two railway stations. ... Midge Hall is a small village on the outskirts of Leyland in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, United Kingdom. ...


The re-opening of part of the North Mersey Branch line between Aintree and Bootle New Strand stations to passenger services is included in Sefton's transport plan. This would involve using Sefton Junction and would enable the reopening of Ford [1] and Linacre Road [2] stations. The North Mersey Branch(NMB) is a railway line that connected the Liverpool and Bury Railway at Fazakerley Junction with the Gladstone Dock. ... Aintree railway station is a railway station in Aintree, Sefton, England. ... A station on Merseyrails Northern Line. ... Sefton is a metropolitan borough on Merseyside, North West England, administered by Sefton Council. ... Ford railway station was a station located on the North Mersey Branch at East of Netherton Way [[[A5038]], England, it opened on the 1 June 1906. ... Linacre Road railway station was a station located on the North Mersey Branch It opened on the 1 June 1906. ...


The Canada Dock Branch [3] (currently a busy freight-only line) could be reopened to passengers, allowing the reopening of Spellow, Walton & Anfield, Breck Road, Tue Brook, Stanley and Edge Lane stations. This would provide a connection from the Northern Line (south of Bootle) to Liverpool Lime Street and the City Line. The Canada Dock Branch is a railway line in Liverpool, England, built by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR). ... Spellow railway station was a station located on the Canada Dock Branch , Liverpool, England, it opened in the september 1882. ... Walton & Anfield railway station was a station located on the Canada Dock Branch , Liverpool, England, it opened on the July 1, 1870. ... Breck Road railway station was a station located on the Canada Dock Branch , Liverpool, England, it opened on the July 1, 1870. ... Tue Brook railway station was a station located on the north side of West Derby Road, Tuebrook, Liverpool, England, opposite Newsham Park on the Canada Dock Branch, it opened on the July 1, 1870. ... Stanley railway station was a station located on the Canada Dock Branch , Liverpool, England, it opened on the July 1, 1870. ... Edge Lane railway station was a station located on the Canada Dock Branch , Liverpool, England, it opened in the september 1870. ...


Reopening

During the construction of the Link line in the 1970s, provision was made for an underground junction south of Liverpool Central station. This was to access a new tunnel, via a new underground station at the University of Liverpool, then joining the Victoria Tunnel and Waterloo Tunnel to provide a connection to Edge Hill, the use of Wapping Tunnel had also been considered. Further electrification works would then have meant some City Line services (e.g. from St Helens Central) could have been connected to the Merseyrail network. The University of Liverpool is a university in the city of Liverpool, England in the United Kingdom. ... The Victoria Tunnel in Liverpool is a 2475 metres long rail tunnel, it opened in 1849. ... The Waterloo in Liverpool is a 862 metres long rail tunnel, it opened in 1849. ... Edge Hill railway station is a railway station in Edge Hill, a suburb of Liverpool, England. ... Wapping Tunnel is 2030 m long, and runs downhill from the Crown Street Station goods yard to Park Lane Goods Station, in Liverpool. ... St Helens Central railway station serves the town of St Helens, Merseyside United Kingdom. ...


In 1975 An Act of Parliament was passed to allow the construction of this scheme, but it was never built. Restarting it would very likely be prohibitively expensive. However following the collapse of the Merseytram scheme in 2006 proposals are being considered to reuse both tunnels. The 1975 plan also included the use of the southern section of the North Liverpool Extension Line at least as far as Gateacre. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. ... Merseytram was a proposed tramway for Liverpool and surrounding districts of Merseyside, England. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The North Liverpool Extension Line is a now-disused railway line in Liverpool, England. ... Gateacre railway station was a station located on the North Liverpool Extension Line. ...


The reconnection of Skelmersdale has also been proposed "requiring two mile rail restoration to re-establish link to town of 35,000". This is presumably the Skelmersdale Branch line to Rainford Junction on the Kirkby to Wigan Wallgate line. Location within the British Isles Skelmersdale is a new town, by far the largest town in the district of West Lancashire. ... The Skelmersdale Branch (SKE), connected the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway at Ormskirk with Skelmersdale, Rainford Junction with the Liverpool and Bury Railway and finaly to Rainford and a conection to St Helens(SRD). ... Rainford Junction is a small village in St Helens Merseyside that has grown up around Rainford railway station and the former Junction of Liverpool and Bury Railway Skelmersdale Branch and St. ...


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