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Arriva Trains Merseyside

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Main region(s)  Merseyside
Stations operated  66
Parent company  Arriva
Stations called at  67
Parent organization  Arriva
Other region(s)  Lancashire Cheshire
National Rail abbreviation  ME
Founded  1997
Fleet size  53
Franchise(s)  Merseyrail 19 January 1997 - 20 July 2003

Arriva Trains Merseyside was a train operating company in England owned by Arriva that operated the Merseyrail Electrics franchise from January 1997 until July 2003.



The Merseyrail Electrics franchise was awarded by the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising to MTL with operations commencing on 19 January 1997. MTL retained the Merseyrail Electrics brand.

On 18 February 2000, MTL was purchased by Arriva, and on 27 April 2001, rebranded as Arriva Trains Merseyside.

On 23 April 2003, Serco-Abellio were awarded the Merseyrail Electrics franchise with the services operated by Arriva Trains Merseyside transferring to Merseyrail on 20 July 2003.

Northern Line

  • Southport to Hunts Cross
  • Ormskirk to Liverpool Central
  • Kirkby to Liverpool Central
  • Wirral Line

  • New Brighton to Liverpool Central
  • Chester to Liverpool Central
  • Ellesmere Port to Liverpool Central
  • West Kirby to Liverpool Central
  • Rolling stock

    Arriva Trains Merseyside inherited a fleet of Class 507 and Class 508s from Regional Railways. It also inherited a fleet of Class 73 locomotives and Classs 936 units for use on infrastructure trains, these were sold in 2002.


    Arriva Trains Merseyside's fleet was maintained at Birkenhead North Depot.


    Arriva Trains Merseyside Wikipedia

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