Station and Service Updates
Charity fundraiser's incredible Merseyrail challenge
Centre 56’s Fundraising Officer, Alex Rigby, is hoping to raise £20,000 for the charity through his ultra-marathon challenge on 10 February. Centre 56 provides specialist nursery care for children aged 0-12 years who have experienced domestic abuse or crisis situations. A big welcome is planned at the final station, Kirkdale, from 17:30 to help encourage Alex as he reaches the finish line.
Merseyrail to support four more local charities
Merseyrail has announced the four charities it will be supporting for the next two years through events, promotions, and network wide collections. The charities that will be supported over the next two years have been chosen after being nominated by staff across the network. They are Centre 56, Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary, Blackburne House and Parkinson’s Wirral.
Royal honour for Merseyrail charity champion
Merseyrail’s Community Involvement Manager, Sally Ralston, was presented with the British Empire Medal (BEM) following her recognition in the inaugural King’s honours list. She was nominated for her work which over the years has raised close to £1m for local charities and community organisations.
Merseyrail helps to turn Blue Monday into Yellow Monday
Merseyrail teamed up with Liverpool BID’s ‘Yellow Monday’ campaign designed to banish the blues and brighten up people’s start to the week. The Liverpool BID campaign has seen giveaways of coffee and pastry, a lunchtime Yoga class, a morning mindfulness class and a sound bath at Liverpool Parish Church. And Merseyrail was delighted to join in the fun.
Merseyrail network to benefit from toilet investment
Customers on the Merseyrail network will soon be benefitting from an investment of more than £300,000 on fully refurbished toilet facilities, thanks to the roll out of a stations’ improvement plan.
Headbolt Lane Station In Kirkby Opens To Merseyrail Services
Merseyrail services will begin operating from the brand new Headbolt Lane station in Kirkby from Thursday 5 October.
Southport line increased Sunday Service
Merseyrail will run a 15-minute Sunday service on the Southport line throughout the summer, starting on Sunday 28 May. Thousands of people across the city region flock to beaches along the Mersey coastline every summer, and to ensure everyone gets the best possible services, Merseyrail will boost the line from two-trains an hour up to four-trains an hour.
Merseyrail Festive Services Hit By Network Rail Industrial Action
Due to planned industrial action by Network Rail staff who are members of the RMT union, Merseyrail has had to make changes to its timetables between the 24 December and 27 December.
Merseyrail to run limited 45-minute services during four day strike action by Network Rail staff next week
Merseyrail will run a limited train service on Tuesday 13 December, Wednesday 14 December, Friday 16 December and Saturday 17 December due to planned strikes by Network Rail staff who are members of the RMT union.