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Title: Growing the railways on Merseyside


1
Growing the railways on Merseyside
  • Neil Scales OBE
  • Chief Executive Director General
  • Merseytravel

2
Merseytravel Rail Development
  • The Merseyrail network provides a high
  • quality mass transit system which provides a
  • basis for
  • Improving accessibility within Merseyside
  • Connecting Merseyside in to the wider region
    through the development of the railway beyond the
    existing boundaries

3
Merseytravel Rail Development
  • The current position
  • 30m use the Northern/Wirral Lines
  • 5.5m use the City Line
  • 37 stations are fully accessible (out of 87)
  • 51 stations have park and ride
  • 15 stations have dedicated bus interchange

4
Merseyrail Network Map
5
Key Themes
  • Passenger Safety
  • Accessing the Rail Network
  • Provision of Information for Passengers
  • Increased and/or Easier Opportunities for
    Interchange at Stations
  • Improved Cycling Facilities

6
Recent Achievements
  • Refurbishment of Merseyrail Electrics Trains
  • Upgrading 21 stations including
  • 12 - improved passenger facilities
  • 10 - additional / upgraded car parks
  • 6 - new/upgraded bus/rail interchanges
  • 3 - fully accessible

7
Refurbished Fleet
8
Fleet Refurbishment
  • Refurbishment of the full fleet of 59 units
    completed.
  • Focus on Passenger Information and Accessibility.
  • Units now fully comply with Rail Vehicle
    Accessibility Regulations (RVAR) and DIPTAC
    recommendations.

9
Formby upgraded car park and new bus interchange
10
Hoylake New Raise Lower Counter
11
Just Completed………
12
Liverpool South Parkway
13
Liverpool South Parkway
  • Opened on Sunday June 11 2006
  • Merseytravel's biggest ever project
  • Combination of Allerton and Garston stations
  • Cost of 32 Million
  • Fast and efficient links to John Lennon Airport
  • Has won awards even before it had opened!

14
Liverpool South Parkway Facilities
  • Incorporated bus station and taxi rank
  • High frequency airport shuttle
  • 240 space park and ride scheme
  • Secure and Safe
  • CCTV and customer information systems
  • Fully accessible

15
Liverpool South Parkway Eco friendly
  • Use of waste blast furnace slag instead of cement
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Roof using 2.3 tonnes of recycled aluminium
  • Timber from responsibly managed forests
  • Solar photovoltaic cells on windows

16
Coming Soon………….
17
Lime Street Gateway
18
Lime Street Station Gateway
  • Key gateway to the City and Merseyside
  • Development in conjunction with transfer of Lime
    Street to Network Rail Major Stations
  • Part of wider regeneration of City Centre
  • European Capital of Culture 2008

19
Sandhills
20
Sandhills
  • One of the most heavily used stations on
    Merseyrail network
  • Lift access from ground level
  • Improved passenger facilities
  • New booking office
  • Interchange for buses/taxis and cars
  • Unisex disabled toilet
  • Retail outlet at platform level

21
Bootle Oriel Road
22
Bootle Oriel Road
  • New passenger waiting facilities
  • New footbridge
  • New booking hall and ticket office
  • CCTV cameras
  • Stair and lift access to platforms
  • Complements surrounding area that has seen major
    investment

23
And Finally……….?
24
Major Projects
  • Electrification proposals
  • Kirkby Headbolt Lane
  • Bidston Wrexham
  • City Line Electrification
  • Liverpool Earlestown Manchester
  • Huyton St. Helens Wigan
  • Improved station facilities
  • Liverpool Central

25
Line Reopenings
  • Olive Mount Chord
  • - Improved freight service provision
  • Halton Curve
  • - Links North Wales and Chester to Liverpool
    Airport
  • St Helens Junction - Central Link
  • Bootle - Aintree

26
Long Term Possibilities
  • More Electrification
  • Hunts Cross Warrington Manchester
  • Headbolt Lane Wigan
  • Ormskirk Preston
  • Bootle Branch Passenger Service
  • - Football Ground Access
  • Burscough Curves
  • Linking Southport to Ormskirk and Preston

27
Network map of the future?
28
Growing the railways on Merseyside
  • Neil Scales OBE
  • Chief Executive Director General
  • Merseytravel
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