From Monday 18 May, Merseyrail will be increasing services on the network, including reinstating some services before 07:00 and after 19:00, Monday – Saturday. Services will continue to run between approximately 08:00 – 20:00 on Sundays.
To promote safety, Merseyrail is launching Mission Possible, a short film, highlighting how best to behave to stay safe and avoid accidents on the railway. It is loosely based on the highly successful Mission Impossible, designed to capture the imagination of passengers and get across a serious message in a quirky way.
‘Accident numbers have come down over the last few years, but we’re determined to get those figures even lower. We hope that people will learn from this film and find it a bit of fun, as well.’
Safety and Assurance Director
The three-minute film is in the form of a TV card with a 10cm HD screen and can be played anywhere without having to be plugged into a device.
Every year, there are thousands of passenger accidents up and down the country, most of which happen on escalators, at automatic ticket gates and when people get on and off trains. This film is one of several initiatives that Merseyrail has rolled out to draw attention to the importance of safety when travelling by train.
In true Hollywood style, the film will be premiered on a big screen on the concourse at Liverpool Central at noon today, along with a red carpet, popcorn, soft drinks and goody-bags. The leading actor, Sam Vaughan, who has appeared in Hollyoaks, will be there to sign photographs from the film. More showings for the public will take place tomorrow, 5 May between 1pm and 5pm, and everyone is welcome to come and watch.
Zoe Hands, safety and assurance director, commented: ‘Accident numbers have come down over the last few years, but we’re determined to get those figures even lower. We hope that people will learn from this film and find it a bit of fun, as well.’