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Back by popular demand - new train to visit Southport

General Interest

14 October 2021

People are invited to come and see one of their new trains at Southport rail station on Saturday 23 October.

The train is back by popular demand after hundreds of people took the chance to step on board and experience the train for themselves when it went on display at Birkenhead North station last month.

The Liverpool City Region will be the first to own the new trains, which are set to modernise rail services and enhance the customer experience.

The trains boast a wide range of customer-focused features including pioneering sliding step technology, which creates step-free access for all, dedicated bike storage areas, more space for wheelchairs, prams and luggage plus on board wi-fi.


Saturday 23 October
Southport Rail Station, Chapel Street, Southport. PR8 1BE
10:00 to 14:00

During the event, the train will be parked at a fully accessible platform.

Staff will be on hand to talk through the features of the new trains, designed and built by train manufacturer Stadler for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. 

Visitors are asked to wear face coverings on board the train and platforms out of respect for others, unless exempt.

There is no parking at the station so visitors are advised to use public transport to get to and from the station. 

And don't forget to send us your pictures @merseyrail - we'd love to see them!