The remainder, between Paradise Street Junction and Derby Square Junction, was retained for use as a rolling stock interchange line between the Northern and Wirral lines and also for a reversing siding for Wirral Line trains terminating at James Street when the Loop Tunnel is inoperative. Called the Northern Line, under Liverpool's city centre, it created a north–south crossrail. A year later in 1978, the short line electrification from Walton to Kirkby extended the Merseyrail network, creating a Northern Line branch terminus and interchange station at Kirkby. Should the project go ahead, the connecting tunnels could be constructed without the need to obstruct rail services on the existing route. [74] However, in 2008 Network Rail said the benefit-to-cost ratio of the scheme was insufficient to justify this scheme in the near future[78] though the scheme continued to be mentioned by Network Rail. When the Mersey Rail Electrics franchise came up for renewal, reflecting the exclusive nature of the Northern and Wirral lines - being largely isolated from the rest of the National Rail network and with no through passenger services to/from outside the Merseyrail network, the decision was taken to remove it from the national franchising system and bring it into exclusive PTE control. Area C; Area D; All Areas; All Area Saveaways are also valid in Areas F and G. Saveaways are valid on all Train Companies shown only within these areas. In 2015, Class 319 electric multiple units were transferred from the Thameslink route, refurbished, repainted in Northern livery and following the removal of the third rail collector shoes, are operating on the newly electrified lines between Liverpool, Wigan and Manchester, which incorporates the City Line. The new class 777 trains built by Stadler being introduced from 2020 onto Merseyrail, are being built to take power from the 3rd rail electric network. Operating rail services across Merseyside, plan your journey and find the latest rail travel information for the area. [2][3][4], When the franchise came up for renewal, reflecting the exclusive nature of the two lines - being largely isolated from the rest of the National Rail network and with no through passenger services to/from outside the Merseyrail network, the decision was taken to remove it from the national framework and bring it into local control. Merseyrail: Liverpool City Region mayor wants inquiry 8 Jan 2021, 9:56 p.m. Steve Rotheram says it was "unacceptable" all Merseyrail trains were stopped when ice was forecast. [101] The range of options considered including a simple park and ride on the existing Northern Line Kirkby branch, an extension of the Northern Line Kirkby branch to a new terminus in Skelmersdale and finally a connection from the Northern Line Ormskirk branch, possibly extended to create a loop via Skelmersdale between Kirkby and Ormskirk. There are also two depots near Southport station: Southport Wall Sidings and Southport Carriage Holding Sidings. If you are purchasing multiple tickets the person named on the ticket must be travelling in the group. [72], Known as either the Canada Dock Branch line or the Bootle Branch line[91] is an unelectrified line running from Edge Hill Junction in the east of the city in a long curve to the container terminal to the north of the city. Edge Hill, Wavertree Technology Park, Broad Green, Roby, Huyton, Whiston, Rainhill, Lea Green, St Helens Junction, Earlestown, Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road. If you find that your journey will take you outside your chosen ticket’s area, simply pay the normal fare for the ‘extra’ part of your journey before the journey begins. [85][86] These new trains have put the full electrification of the line on hold. However, in 2017 the Department for Transport announced that electrification of lines in Britain will only be where necessary with some planned projects cancelled. [26] Following a period of strike action, an agreement was reached to guarantee a guard on every train. Although franchises are awarded and administered on a national level (initially through various independent bodies, and later the Department of Transport directly), under the original privatisation legislation of 1993, Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) were co-signatories of franchise agreements covering their areas - this role being later modified by the 2005 Transport Act.[35]. Fares are presently subsidised at levels lower than local commercial services. Network Rail investigated options for the Canada Dock Branch in its March 2009 Route Utilisation Strategy for Merseyside[93] and concluded that the expected benefits did not justify the investment in new infrastructure. At Ellesmere Port there is a minimal service to and from Warrington.[12]. Northern and City Line services interchange at Liverpool South Parkway and Hunts Cross in the south of the city. Child £2.30 1 Area (A, B, C or D) - £2.30. Merseytravel is the Passenger transport executive and Strategic Transport Advisor for the Liverpool City Region. They are also the body responsible in Merseyside for providing and funding concessionary travel for the elderly and disabled, through the English National Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme. [73] Bi-modal battery/electric trains are to be trialled by Merseyrail on some sections of Merseyrail. Numbers 3 and 4 were cancelled late in the project after some works had actually proceeded. [1], As a result of the privatisation of British Rail, the Northern and Wirral lines of the local Merseyrail rail network were brought together as the Mersey Rail Electrics passenger franchise, that was privatised on 19 January 1997. A third line, the City Line, is not owned or operated by Merseyrail, however stations inside Merseytravel's area are branded as Merseyrail. The Outer Loop would have connected the eastern suburbs of the city: Gateacre, Childwall, Broad Green, Knotty Ash, West Derby, Clubmoor and Walton with the city centre.[53]. The last regular passenger trains ran over the curves in 1962; the tracks were subsequently lifted. The Stadler class 777 trains are capable of being propelled only via onboard battery sets. Connections are available at Southport to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Airport; at Liverpool South Parkway for services operated by London Northwestern Railway, East Midlands Railway, TransPennine Express and Northern serving Birmingham New Street, Manchester Oxford Road, Blackpool North and various destinations within Yorkshire and the West Midlands; at Hunts Cross to Warrington Central and Manchester Oxford Road; at Ormskirk to Preston and at Kirkby to Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria.[12]. An additional and substantial benefit was diverting local urban trains entering the city from the east underground in the city centre. [83] The Network Rail document proposes using battery powered rolling stock precluding full electrification of the line, also providing a cheaper method of increasing connectivity into the electrified Birkenhead and Liverpool sections of the Wirral line. [49] Liverpool City Council's proposal was adopted and Merseyrail was born. A combination of reduced weight of 99 tonnes, representing a 5.5 tonne weight reduction, and more efficient electrical systems will give a 20% reduction in energy use. Two sets have been written off and scrapped. The east of Liverpool has suffered in many aspects ever since. There is considerable overlap of area A and C, with all parts of Knowsley lying in area A also being covered by area C. This region is designated as zone A3/C2/C3. Rock Ferry railway station had been a terminus for Wirral Line services since the Mersey Railway was extended there from Green Lane in 1891. [53]. A junction and two headers tunnels to facilitate future construction of the Spur, were built south of Central station during the construction of the Northern Line tunnel, which is a Liverpool north-south crossrail line.[108]. Branded under the Merseyrail name, the routes are operated by Northern Trains on behalf of Merseytravel.Unlike the Merseyrail network, which is a partially underground rapid transit/commuter rail system with largely isolated infrastructure, the City Line serves a larger area using main line routes shared with regional, national, and high-speed services. A further project, known as the Edge Hill Spur, would have integrated the City Lines into the city centre underground network. Merseyrail is referred to as "Merseyrail Electrics" by National Rail Enquiries, and as "Serco/Abellio Merseyrail" by Merseytravel. Saveaway tickets are valid on buses, trains and Mersey Ferries* in in either one area or all areas across Merseyside. The current managing director of Merseyrail is Andy Heath. The result would be platforms released from urban use leaving the mainline station to focus on mid to long haul routes. The PTE also had significant involvement in the operation of Crosville and Ribble garages on Merseyside too. [39], In February 2010, Merseyrail was named the most reliable operator of trains in the UK, with a reliability average of 96.33% during 2009–2010, the highest ever achieved by any UK train operator.[40]. The Spur would have also formed the central section of the proposed Outer Rail Loop splitting the loop into two smaller loops (see Outer Loop section). Articles . The Southport Chapel Street to Crossens section was on the Southport to Preston line which was axed in 1964.[51]. Local residents are campaigning to have the majority of containers to be transported by rail easing road congestion and pollution, which may increase rail traffic even further. The network is operated by the Merseyrail train operating company. Two rail-only areas exist, for stations covered by Merseyrail outside the current Liverpool City Region. The construction of the Loop Line; a tunnel extending the Wirral lines in a loop around Liverpool's city centre, creating the Wirral Line. area Public telephone Help point Cycle Parking Hearing loop Taxi Rank at the side of the station Toilets Trains to Liverpool South Parkway and Hunts Cross Walk/cycle Ainsdale and Formby This station has level access to all platforms from street level. The reinstatement of the Burscough Curves would allow direct Preston-Southport & Ormskirk-Southport services and provide an alternative Liverpool-Southport route via Ormskirk. Network Rail has recommended that a strategy for the Burscough Curves be developed further. The key components of the Loop were as follows: The West Section - The existing Merseyrail Electrics Northern Line from Sandhills in the north (later Aintree on the Ormskirk branch) to Hunts Cross. Merseyrail is both a British train operating company (TOC) and also the name of a commuter rail network, in Merseyside, England.It is part of the National Rail network. In later versions of the scheme the North Mersey Branch from Aintree to Bootle was substituted. The transport minister wished to meet former Southport MP John Pugh regarding the reinstatement of the curves. Apart from giving ease of transport around most of Merseyside, the rapid-transit network would give all the regions on the urban lines ease of access to the one remaining mainline station at Liverpool Lime Street, compensating for the loss of three mainline terminal stations. On emerging from this tunnel at the existing Edge Hill Station, the route would be on the north side of the main lines thereby removing the need for a flyover.[53]. [89], After the new Merseyrail trains have entered service, they will be tested for battery operation and the prospect of using them on the Burscough Curves will be reviewed. Merseyrail: Liverpool City Region mayor wants inquiry. 's Anfield, Northern Line services connect with the SoccerBus service at Sandhills to transport fans to the stadiums. The initial and cheaper proposal was to re-use the 1829 Wapping freight tunnel, by means of two new single-track tunnels branched off the Northern Line tunnel at a new junction named Liverpool Central South Junction, south of Central Station. The Northern Line is shown in blue on the Merseyrail map and denoted by the above wordmark on underground stations. [67] If built the new station would most probably be on the Liverpool to Skelmersdale line, which will be an extension of the Liverpool to Kirkby line, which has a high probability of construction. The Northern Line effectively creates a north–south crossrail enabling passengers to travel from the south to the north of the city, and vice versa, via Liverpool city centre. Merseyrail employs a team of officers who enforce railway by-laws relating to placing feet on seats, travelling without tickets, and other aspects of anti-social behaviour. It said: "Due to heavy icing on the live rail, services are currently suspended on the Northern line. The project was abandoned as a working proposal by Merseytravel in the 1980s. As a result of the privatisation of British Rail, the Northern Line and Wirral Line were brought together as the Mersey Rail Electrics passenger franchise, being sold on 19 January 1997. At the time of construction, the opportunity was taken to construct two short header tunnels for the proposed Edge Hill Spur project (see below). [10], In September 2017, a report was compiled into the reopening of Liverpool St James railway station which concluded that the reopening of the station would be highly beneficial.[11]. Most of these lines were modern electrified lines. Since the postponement of the project, a number of Route Utilisation Strategy documents have mentioned reopening the North Mersey Branch line, the northern section of the loop, to form a passenger link between Bootle and Aintree with stations to serve Ford and Girobank. The construction of the Edge Hill Spur; by reusing an 1830 tunnel, the. These train sets had been stored on Merseyside as surplus from during the 1990s. They have just tweeted: "Work has taken place to clear lines and we aiming to reintroducing services on a line-by-line basis with the aim of running regular service from approximately midday. The lines out of Lime Street station would become the City Line, lines out of Exchange and Central High Level the Northern Line and the line out of Central Low Level the Wirral Line. The Merseyrail name became the official brand for the network in the days of British Rail, surviving several franchise holders, although the name was not used by Arriva when holding the franchise. The Canada Dock Branch Line is the only line into the docks. Merseytravel are responsible for the management of local, reduced cost, integrated ticketing systems, and as part of this issue the ITSO-compatible Walrus smartcard, on to which certain local travel passes are loaded. In 2020 a series of investments and land purchases advanced the case for a station at the site of St James in the Baltic Triangle. [58] Some would extend beyond the current area, while others would use former existing lines or track beds. Since diesel trains could not operate in the underground stations and tunnels for safety reasons, trains that had terminated at Liverpool Exchange terminus from Wigan Wallgate were terminated at Sandhills station as a temporary measure, which is the last surface station before the tunnel. [23] The deal also involves the transfer of 155 of Merseyrail's maintenance workers and the operation of its maintenance depot at Kirkdale to Stadler Rail Service. Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:More citations needed Template:Infobox public transit Merseyrail is a commuter rail network and train operating company (TOC) serving Liverpool and the surrounding Liverpool City Region, England. The original service on the Merseyrail lines was provided by British Rail Class 502 on the Northern Line, withdrawn by 1980, and British Rail Class 503 on the Wirral Line from June 1980 onwards,[21] the majority of the Class 503s were progressively withdrawn from June 1984, the final service train running on 29 March 1985. The battery set per car can be up to five tons in weight. Weather warnings are in place across the country today and Merseyrail services have been hit … [31] Minor repair work and stock cleaning is undertaken at Kirkdale, while overhauls are completed at Birkenhead. Area G: Chester, Ellesmere Port; Each area is further subdivided into zones. There is considerable overlap of area A and C, with all parts of Knowsley lying in area A also being covered by area C. This region is designated as zone A3/C2/C3. It was later renamed the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority and comprised 18 councillors assembled from Merseyside's five districts: Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral. [93][97] Riverside terminal station at the Pier Head was the fourth terminal station to close. Two lines known as the Northern Line and the Wirral Line with each line having substantial branches compose the network. Mersey rail expect to operate services this afternoon. Some Class 142s were repainted in Merseytravel's yellow livery. The line's last passenger trains were withdrawn in 1977. [72], The north–south aligned Borderlands Line from Bidston south to Wrexham Central is operated by Transport for Wales using diesel trains on unelectrified track. Live Liverpool traffic and travel updates as weather forces train cancellations. In 2000 MTL was bought by Arriva and is now part of an enlarged Arriva North West. One line running south from the city centre to Hunts Cross with the second line running north from the city centre to Southport, and the branches off this line to Ormskirk and Kirkby. The loop would also be split into two loops, one north and one south of Liverpool's city centre, heading for the city centre's Central Station from Broad Green in the east via the Edge Hill Junction. Rock Ferry became one of the terminals for the Merseyrail Wirral Line. [36], Operating as a self-contained network means there are relatively few problems because there is little conflict with other train operating companies. The line was a part of the Northern Line from Garston to terminal stations at Southport, Ormskirk and Kirkby. Each line from the terminus stations runs through Hamilton Square underground station in Birkenhead then through the Mersey Railway Tunnel, continuing around the single track underground loop tunnel under Liverpool's city centre. [75] In March 2015 the Electrification Task force placed the electrifying of the line from Southport to Salford Crescent via Wigan in the Tier 1 priority category. As a result, using the Merseyrail Electrics Network Order 2002 the Secretary of State first exempted the two lines from being designated as a railway franchise under the 1993 Act. (Figures shown are attributable to Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd, (who operate the Northern and Wirral Line sections of the "Merseyrail" branded network). The electrification extending Merseyrail through to Wigan Wallgate was a long-term aspiration of Merseytravel in 2014 being identified by Network Rail as a route where electrification would enable new patterns of passenger service to operate. Merseyrail Wirral Line Other Lines Rail to Rail Interchange Stations Bus links to Liverpool John Lennon Airport run from Liverpool South Parkway Trio, Railpass, Saveaway Tickets and Merseytravel Free Travel passes are valid in this area. The present Northern Line underground station at Liverpool Central was originally the Mersey Railway terminus at Liverpool Central Low Level. From 1 April 2014 Merseytravel expanded its area of operation from the metropolitan county of Merseyside to also include the Borough of Halton. A tunnel under Liverpool's city centre, the Link tunnel, created the through crossrail Northern Line. [12] The tunnelled route was extended to Liverpool Central in 1890. Network Rail has recommended that a further feasibility study be carried out. From 11 December 2004, the NWRR franchise was merged into a new Northern franchise. The curves allowed northbound trains from Ormskirk to run directly to Southport to the west, and southbound trains from Preston to run west to Southport. As it was still necessary to accommodate a reversing siding to serve Central Low Level, and as the width of the high-level tunnel did not permit a three-track alignment, a new section of single-track tunnel was built for the Central to Garston line. [72], The Burscough Curves were short chords linking the Ormskirk to Preston Line with the Manchester to Southport Line. [75][78], In a parliamentary debate on 27 April 2011, the Burscough Curves were a prime point of the debate. This revised route would permit a new underground station to be constructed to serve Liverpool University, behind the Student's Union building in Mount Pleasant. In November 2016 the details of the next phase of the Merseyrail fleet were announced: if trains capable of use beyond the third-rail DC network are selected as replacements, various expansions can be achieved without electrification of the entire new route. [7], A third line, the City line, also historically branded as Merseyrail under British Rail, was also privatised under the 1993 Act, but as part of the much larger North West Regional Railways (NWRR) franchise. The Northern Line is a north-south crossrail line running through Liverpool's city centre, from Hunts Cross in the south to three termini in the north at: Southport, Ormskirk and Kirkby. [60] Merseytravel believe that increasing the frequency of the trains will increase the levels of passengers and make the case for electrification stronger.[82]. Point-to-point or return tickets are purchased from staffed offices or ticket machines, but the system is tightly integrated with Merseytravel's City Region-wide pass system, which also encompasses the Mersey Ferries and city and regional bus networks. [1] Although financial constraints have prevented some of the 1970s plans for the network being realised, the network has been extended on its peripheries, with additional extensions proposed. Branded under the Merseyrail name, the routes are operated by Northern Trains on behalf of Merseytravel.Unlike the Merseyrail network, which is a partially underground rapid transit/commuter rail system with largely isolated infrastructure, the City Line serves a larger area using main line routes shared with regional, national, and high-speed services. [37][38] The latest figures released by NR (Network Rail) (as of period 12 of 2012/2013) report that Merseyrail's Public Performance Measure (PPM) was 96.2% and the moving annual average (MAA) stood at 95.5%. The Vivarail built trains will serve the line between Wrexham and Bidston. It would re-establish the most direct Liverpool-Preston route and is one of Merseytravel's long-term aspirations. Two rail-only areas exist, for stations covered by Merseyrail outside the current Liverpool City Region. These sub-loops allowed more direct journeys to the city centre from the eastern suburbs giving the overall scheme greater viability. [12] This was followed by the separate Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway line from Liverpool Exchange to Southport, which was electrified in 1906. Merseyside's popular bus corridors became a hot-bed of intense competition with less lucrative services ignored and in some cases disappearing. From 11 December 2004, the NWRR franchise was merged into a new Northern franchise and operated by Northern Rail. Merseyrail has publicly committed to aiming to be the best train operating company in the UK. Bi-modal trains with combinations of battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and diesel engines are the preferred options. The line is mainly electrified with one branch, the Liverpool to Manchester line via Warrington, operated by diesel trains.[10][11]. [88] The latest refresh of Merseytravel's Long Term Strategy puts the opening of the curves in Network Rail's CP7 period. [75] Third rail electric/battery train trials are to be undertaken in 2020 by Merseyrail on this section of track to provide a Liverpool to Preston service. [76][77], Electrification from Ormskirk to Preston has been considered in conjunction with the Burscough Curves reopening detailed below. Ultimately things settled down in the mid-1990s with Merseybus parent company MTL took over a number of the new entrants, some disappearing and North Western now owned by Arriva the remainder. The Merseyrail Network. The first successful bidder was Merseyrail Electrics (2002) Ltd, a joint venture between Serco and NedRailways (renamed Abellio in 2009).[35]. It traded under the Merseyrail Electrics brand, but after MTL was sold to Arriva, the company was rebranded Arriva Trains Merseyside from 27 April 2001. The Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority, later named Merseytravel, was formed in 1969 with representatives from all Merseyside local authorities taking responsibility for the local rail lines identified to be incorporated into the new network, henceforth known as 'Merseyrail'. 1 Area (A, B, C or D) - £3.90. However, the initial phases of electrification scheduled until 2016 do not list this line. 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