Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is introducing publicly owned, state of the art new trains.
New trains will start to be introduced on the Kirkby line on Monday 23 January. The new fleet of 777s are set to modernise rail services across the Merseyrail network.
Direct input from members of the public helped to design the trains, resulting in pioneering, state-of-the-art features that will transform how you travel.
Getting on and off the trains will be a bit different to what you're used to...
New trains will stop at different points of the platform to current trains and doors will open in different locations.
The new trains have buttons on the inside and outside that you will need to push to open the doors.
The new sliding step will meet the platform edge allowing level boarding for everyone.
The lighting around the door will turn green when safe to board or alight the train. The lighting around the door will turn red when doors are about to close and a beeping noise will sound. Doors will have sensitive edges, so please remember to stand clear and do not try to board the train when the doors are closing.
Once you're on board, you can enjoy all the new features of these state of the art trains...
One continuous carriage has been created, and wider aisles make it easier to move through the train.
There are spaces that have been specifically designed for wheelchairs, prams and bikes.
A range of seating is available including airline style, bays, and selected seats will tip up to allow more room for luggage and pushchairs.
If you would like to stand, handrails are available throughout the train.
Train managers will be available on each train, from the start to the end of service, to provide support and advice to passengers.
Help points are available throughout the train, incase you need urgent assistance.
USB and plug sockets are available under the seats, for charging portable devices only.
Airconditioning will help maintain an ambient temperature throughout the carriage and windows do not open.
Digital screens are available throughout the train, showing your location and journey information.
We can't wait to welcome you on board!