Merseyrail Electric: The Award-Winning Network

Author(s): Martyn Hilbert 

ISBN: 9781781559093
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A definitive look at this magnificent network, examining with an expert’s eye its development, its rolling stock, and its exciting future.

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  • Builds on the highly successful 2016 publication Merseyrail Electric as the spotlight falls on the introduction of state-of-the-art class 777 trains and the gradual withdrawal of the existing fleet

  • Reveals previously unpublished facts about operations and the way the system operates, and gives detailed analysis of the new rolling stock

  • Contains interviews with British Rail civil engineers involved in the construction of underground tunnels and stations in the 1970s, uncovering hidden stories like what happened to the original Cavern Club

  • The author is a well-known expert on Merseyrail, with links to Merseytravel (the corporate body that owns Merseyrail) and Merseyrail (the organisation that runs the network)

The self-contained, fully electrified Merseyrail system is an iconic part of the UK’s railway network.

With 75 route miles of track, sixty-nine stations, and over 800 services, it is the largest rail system outside London and the South East, transporting around 100,000 passengers safely, efficiently, and to the highest environmental standards on any typical working day.

Radiating from the city of Liverpool, it serves the Wirral and parts of Cheshire and West Lancashire, where it has gained numerous awards for reliability, punctuality, and passenger satisfaction.

And the future of Merseyrail looks bright: state-of-the-art Class 777 electric multiple units are entering service and extensions of the network are being planned.

BOOK ISBN 9781781559093
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 20 November 2023
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 146 colour photographs

 

 





An avid railway enthusiast for many years, Martyn Hilbert has spent much time and effort recording the UK railway network from the 1970s to the present day. This has resulted in a large photographic archive backed-up by detailed records and notes that chronicle the many changes that the railway system has undergone in the last forty years. Still active with the camera and recording the current scene before it all becomes history, Network North West: Images of a Changing Railway is his second book published by Fonthill Media.

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