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  • 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 ...

  • Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale
    Rail Business UK

    Rebuilt Kirkdale depot to maintain Merseyrail fleet

    2018-05-17T10:15:00Z

    UK: Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale, where Stadler is to maintain the 52 electric multiple-units which it is to supply for Merseyrail services around ...

  • Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale
    Metro Report International

    Rebuilt Kirkdale depot to maintain Merseyrail fleet

    2018-05-17T10:15:00Z

    UK: Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram buried a time capsule on May 16 to mark the ongoing construction of new depot facilities on an existing site at Kirkdale, where Stadler is to maintain the 52 electric multiple-units which it is to supply for Merseyrail services around ...

  • Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM a contract to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services.
    News

    Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract

    2017-03-21T09:13:31Z

    UK: Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services, and also to refurbish the existing Birkenhead North depot. ‘We have ...

  • Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM a contract to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services.
    Metro Report International

    Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction contract

    2017-03-21T09:13:31Z

    UK: Stadler Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is to supply for Merseyrail services, and also to refurbish the existing Birkenhead North depot. ‘We have ...

  • Stadler EMU for Merseyrail.
    News

    Stadler signs Merseyrail EMU contract

    2017-02-16T16:16:33Z

    UK: The contract for Stadler Bussnang AG to supply and maintain 52 electric multiple-units was signed by Liverpool region transport authority Merseytravel on February 16. The deal is worth ‘up to £700m’, including maintenance throughout the EMUs’ expected 35-year lifecycle at the Kirkdale depot which will be designed, built and ...

  • Stadler is to supply a fleet of 52 EMUs for Merseyrail.
    News

    Stadler selected to supply bespoke Merseyrail train fleet

    2016-12-16T15:29:00Z

    UK: The leaders of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority gave the go-ahead on December 16 for a £460m project to replace the Merseyrail suburban electric multiple-unit fleet. This includes the selection of Stadler to supply a fleet of 52 trainsets for entry into service from the end of 2020. ...

  • Stadler is to supply a fleet of 52 EMUs for Merseyrail.
    News

    Stadler selected to supply bespoke Merseyrail train fleet

    2016-12-16T15:29:00Z

    UK: The leaders of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority gave the go-ahead on December 16 for a £460m project to replace the Merseyrail suburban electric multiple-unit fleet. This includes the selection of Stadler to supply a fleet of 52 trainsets for entry into service from the end of 2020. ...

  • Merseyrail train.
    News

    Five shortlisted for Merseyrail train replacement

    2016-01-11T15:50:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Merseytravel announced the five shortlisted bidders for a contract to supply around 50 new electric multiple-units for the Merseyrail suburban network centred on Liverpool on January 11: Bombardier;CAF;Mitsui in a consortium with Alstom and East Japan Railway’s rolling stock manufacturing business J-TREC;Siemens;Stadler. Tender documents are scheduled ...