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A group of Merseyrail staff and founders of KnifeSavers at Liverpool Central station.

Merseyrail teams up with Knifesavers to install bleed control kits throughout city region’s rail network

A woman whose brother was stabbed to death more than 20 years ago is using the campaign she founded in his honour to work with Merseyrail and introduce life-saving bleed kits throughout the Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, and Manchester.

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Merseyrail employee celebrates over half a century of serving the people of the city region

Merseyrail’s longest serving member of staff has been recognised at a special awards ceremony after clocking up an astonishing 53 years at the rail company. David Hunter, now aged 77, began working on the local train network in 1970 just one year after steam trains were phased out of service.

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Merseyrail campaign to support Ukrainian musicians during Eurovision shortlisted for prestigious award

Merseyrail’s support of Ukrainian musicians during Eurovision 2023 has been shortlisted for an international charity award for its positive impact in helping the war-torn country.

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Charity runner goes the extra mile raising more that £27,000 in incredible Merseyrail challenge

A fundraiser who ran to 37 different Merseyrail train stations in a single day has raised more than £27,000 - and been named as Sefton’s Charity Champion of the Year. Image Credit: Kevin Brown Photography.

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Merseyrail's Southport station team win prestigious award

Merseyrail’s station team at Southport have won the 'Public Service of the Year' award at the Your Southport Stars Awards 2024. The team were recognised for their exceptional commitment and dedication they show in keeping the people of Southport moving, with the prize being decided by a public vote.

A group of Merseyrail staff at Aintree 2024.

No hurdles for Grand National racegoers thanks to Merseyrail's outstanding service

More than 103,000 journeys were made by racegoers travelling to and from The Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse thanks to a dedicated timetable that saw a seven-and-a-half-minute service. Merseyrail once again supported the world-famous sporting festival, giving away 5,000 pairs of its famous flip flops, delivering live music and entertainment to customers at Moorfields, Liverpool Central and Aintree stations - as well as introducing the extra services to get people to and from the event.

A train in Southport in 1939.

Merseyrail's Southport line reaches historic landmark for railway industry

Merseyrail's Southport line reaches historic landmark for railway industry. The 18-mile route was the world’s first inter-urban electric railway when it opened to passenger service at the end of March 1904.

The entrance of Hoylake station. Large planters with flowers are shown each side of open wooden doors.

Double success at Cheshire Best Kept Stations awards event

Two Merseyrail stations have been recognised in the prestigious Cheshire’s Best Kept Stations Awards. Hoylake station scooped the prize for best station in Wirral for a second year in a row, while Meols station secured the Best Kept Gardens award, having claimed the ‘In Bloom’ title last year. Hoylake station was praised as busy and spacious, while being graced with classic art deco design. Meols was hailed for the work that had transformed a commuter station with skilfully planted beds and planters.

A passenger tapping a railpass card on a ticket barrier.

Merseyrail are working in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to develop a tap-and-go ticketing system

As the Metro Mayor recently announced, Merseyrail are working in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to develop a Tap & Go ticketing system which will be rolled out across Merseyrail’s Northern and Wirral lines.

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