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Our new WTUA email address

You can now send your transport concerns or comments to the WTUA committee by email using address wirraltua@gmail.com 


Our Website

  1. A summary of the 2019 AGM Chairman’s Report has been added to those of earlier years on the Past Trips and Events web page.
  2. The 2019 NewsLetter has been issued to members and is now available on the Newsletters web page.


Future Trips

We are looking at running an excursion in 2020. The trip date will be notified to members by email or letter.


New Trains being built for Merseyrail

The first of the new trains for the Merseyrail network has just been delivered from the factory in Switzerland. It is based at the Kirkdale Depot and will running of the local network for testing.


An excellent description of the improved features is given in https://www.merseyrail.org/about-merseyrail/new-trains.aspx Also see New Train Prototype to see a movie and photos of a prototype of one car of a new train set, taken when it was exhibited at the Pacific Road Sheds in Birkenhead in autumn 2018.


The new units incorporate many improvements. The door steps are extendible which permits level access from platform to train, thus making it easier for older people to embark and disembark and rendering the use of ramps for wheelchairs no longer necessary. Passenger capacity of each train is increased by 50% and free wifi access is available.



  1. As for all holders of personal data, the Association has to conform to the new legislation enacting the General Data Protection Regulations. Two new pages have been added to the website- one outlines our Personal Data Protection Policy (as per the GDPR act), the other provides a facility for Members and other Activity Participants to email their consent for the WTUA to hold their details and also to contact them.
  2. The Trip pages (which each contains pictures and movies of one of the trips, thumb-nailed in a grid) have all had their working enhanced so that the contained pictures and movies can be more easily accessed in a ‘gallery’ manner. For instructions on how to use this new feature, see the Trip Photos/Movies section on the Past Trips and Events web page.






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