All Merseyrail articles

  • Merseyrail Stadler EMU at InnoTrans 2022 (12)
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail Class 777 battery IPEMU on show at InnoTrans

    2022-09-22T11:01:00Z

    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is one of the seven battery-equipped independently powered electric multiple-units which Stadler is supplying as part of an order for a total of 53 custom-designed Class 777 EMUs for use on the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. The 53 ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Abellio UK management buy-out as NS exits British market

    2022-08-23T17:06:00Z

    UK: Dutch state passenger operator NS has announced a management buy-out of its Abellio UK rail and bus business.

  • Merseyrail Stadler Class 777 EMUs outside Kirkdale depot
    Rail Business UK

    Strong reaction to rejection of Skelmersdale rail link plan

    2022-08-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: There has been a strong local reaction to the Department for Transport’s rejection of the proposed extension of the Merseyrail network from the future Headbolt Lane station to Skelmersdale. In 2021 Lancashire County Council submitted a Strategic Outline Business Case for the project which had ...

  • Merseyrail Train at Liverpool Central (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Liverpool City Region to take control of Merseyrail network

    2022-08-19T06:00:00Z

    UK: Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Department for Transport have reached an agreement in principle on a memorandum of understanding for the devolution of the infrastructure of the Merseyrail network. Whilst discussions are at a relatively early stage, it is understood that a ...

  • The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published its report into a Merseyrail train comprising a pair of Class 507 EMUs hitting the buffer stop at Kirkby at around 47 km/h on March 13 2021.
    Rail Business UK

    Recommendations in Kirkby buffer stop collision report

    2022-08-15T12:29:00Z

    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published its report into a Merseyrail train comprising a pair of Class 507 EMUs hitting the buffer stop at Kirkby at around 47 km/h on March 13 2021. RAIB found that the driver of the train did not apply ...

  • Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram at ASLEF's Invest in Rail meeting (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Burnham and Rotheram call for more control of rail

    2022-05-18T14:35:00Z

    UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and his Liverpool City Region counterpart Steve Rotheram called for more investment in public transport and greater devolution of budgets and control at a meeting held in Manchester on May 12 as part of the ASLEF trade union’s Invest ...

  • Liverpool Baltic station impression (not the final design)
    Rail Business UK

    Liverpool Baltic station makes progress

    2022-04-14T12:00:00Z

    UK: Mott MacDonald has been appointed as lead designer for the planned Liverpool Baltic station between Liverpool Central and Brunswick on Merseyrail’s Northern Line. Mott MacDonald has been awarded the contract under Network Rail’s Design Services Framework, and will manage single option development and outline design ...

  • Headbolt Lane Station - Aerial View 1
    Rail Business UK

    Battery trains to serve Headbolt Lane station

    2021-12-13T12:00:00Z

    UK: Work is set to begin on construction of a station at Headbolt Lane as part of an initiative which will see Merseyrail Stadler Class 777 electric multiple-units use battery power to run around 2 km beyond the end of the 750 V DC third rail ...

  • Merseyrail Stadler Class 777 EMU 777010 at Kirkdale (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Stadler hands over first of 53 EMUs to Merseytravel

    2021-08-27T13:40:00Z

    UK: The first of 53 Class 777 EMUs which Stadler is manufacturing for Merseyrail services has been formally handed over to Merseytravel, which will own the fleet on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The handover follows intensive testing in Germany and on the ...

  • Stadler Class 777 IPEMU
    Rail Business UK

    Stadler unveils independently-powered electric multiple-unit

    2021-06-23T13:59:00Z

    UK: Stadler has unveiled a Class 777 electric multiple-unit which has been fitted with a prototype battery energy storage system to enable operation on non-electrified tracks. The independently-powered electric multiple-unit is being supplied to Liverpool area transport authority Merseytravel in addition to ...

  • Merseyrail Stadler Class 777 EMU
    Rail Business UK

    Launch of Merseyrail’s new trains delayed by pandemic

    2020-12-17T14:02:00Z

    UK: Challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic mean that the phased introduction of Merseyrail’s fleet of Stadler Class 777 electric multiple-units will not begin this year, transport authority Merseytravel has confirmed. The pandemic has affected a number of manufacturing and testing workstreams and disrupted critical European supply ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Manchester Metrolink faces financial crisis and Merseyrail struggling to survive, mayors warn

    2020-04-22T14:11:00Z

    UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has warned that services on the region’s Metrolink light rail system could be suspended unless government funding is provided, while his Liverpool City Region counterpart Steve Rotheram said Merseyrail suburban rail services also need help. Urgent action needed At a ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail Class 777 arrives in Liverpool

    2020-02-03T09:05:00Z

    The first of the Stadler Class 777 EMUs to renew the Merseyrail suburban fleet is now on test. Tony Miles reports from Kirkdale.

  • Impression of Stadler EMU for Merseyrail
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail and RMT close to agreement on new trains

    2019-10-17T13:46:00Z

    UK: The RMT has suspended industrial action in the long-running dispute about how the new EMUs which Stadler is building for Merseyrail will be operated, after the union’s National Executive Committee endorsed an offer which it said would guarantee both the presence and safety-critical role of guards. ...

  • gb-merseyrail-New train on journey to test track Oct 2019-credit-Stefan Schulthess - Railroad, Aviation and Landscape Photography, Switzerland
    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail’s first Stadler train heads for testing

    2019-10-07T16:47:00Z

    The first of 52 EMUs which Stadler is building for Merseyrail has been sent for dynamic testing (Photo: Stefan Schulthess Railroad, Aviation & Landscape Photography, Switzerland). UK: The first of 52 bespoke four-car electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is building for Liverpool area commuter operator Merseyrail has ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Stadler presses ahead with UK projects

    2019-05-28T11:00:00Z

    UK: Stadler is moving forward with its four UK projects, the company told Railway Gazette at Railtex. The company expects to complete deliveries of the Greater Anglia fleet by the end of the year, having recently delivered the first of 10 EMUs for use on Stansted Express services. ...

  • Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of the Stadler electric multiple-units ordered for Merseyrail services.
    News

    Merseytravel unveils Stadler EMU mock-up

    2018-09-04T06:00:00Z

    UK: Liverpool region transport authority Merseytravel has unveiled a full-sized mock-up of a driving car from one of the 52 four-car electric multiple-units which it has ordered from Stadler for use on Merseyrail services. The mock-up includes working doors and a sliding step to demonstrate how the new fleet will ...

  • Stadler’s contract to supply 52 EMUs for Merseyrail services is a ‘flagship project in the UK market’, said UK Programme Director Thomas Zweifel.
    Rail Business UK

    Stadler sees servicing and bimodes as opportunities

    2018-05-28T11:00:00Z

    UK: Stadler’s contract to supply 52 four-car electric multiple-units for Merseyrail services around Liverpool is a ‘flagship project in the UK market’, where the company is currently involved in six tenders, UK Programme Director Thomas Zweifel told Railway Gazette International on May 16. CEO of Stadler’s services business Jürg Gygax ...

  • One of the 52 EMUs which Stadler is to supply for Merseyrail services around Liverpool is to be fitted with a 5 tonne battery to test the business case for energy storage.
    Rail Business UK

    Battery trial planned for new EMU fleet

    2018-05-25T07:00:00Z

    UK: The sixth of the 52 four-car 750 V DC third rail electric multiple-units which Stadler is to supply for Merseyrail services around Liverpool is to be fitted with a 5 tonne battery to test the business case for energy storage. While all the EMUs will be equipped for regenerative ...

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    Metro Report International

    Teleste to equip Merseyrail EMUs with data transmission platform

    2018-05-21T13:42:23Z

    UK: Stadler has selected Teleste to supply a data transmission platform for the electric multiple-units that it is building for the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. Teleste will supply an Ethernet network that will support remote content management and distribution for the passenger infotainment system, in addition to passenger counting ...