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A Talk on the Local Bus Network to be given by Liam Robinson (Chair of Merseytravel Transport Committee)-


This talk will be given at the start of the AGM (see below for details). Non-members are welcome to attend the talk at the start of the meeting and leave in the break before the AGM business.


Our AGM-


The AGM will be held at the YMCA, 56 Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead CH41 2TJ on Monday 31st July in the Baden Powel Room (lift access), 7:00 for 7:30pm, terminating not later than 10pm. Light refreshments will be available. The venue is within easy reach of bus and rail services. Available to view on this site are:


The Agenda , The draft minutes for the last AGM in 2016 , The proposed revised Constitution



Our Latest Day Trip (17/6/17)-


A fantastic day in Staffordshire with two steam-hauled railways visited on a beautiful, hot Summer day! The first was the Rudyard Lake Railway which is a narrow (very) gauge line running at the side of the lake. The other was the full gauge Churnet Valley Railway.




Rudyard Lake Rlwy

Churnet Valley Rlwy




Wirral Line Loop Renewal Completed-


The work on the Wirral Line loop has now been successfully completed and trains are running normally.

For a video of the works, view https://youtu.be/IhSHQtFPpkU



Lime Street Station Improvement Work to be Undertaken-


The station will undergo improvement works from September 30th. It will close completely for nine days. Some routes out of the station will not be available for a longer period. The works are necessary to increase train capacity in the station, to allow more trains per hour to be handled. Two new platforms are to be added, others lengthened and concourse facilities will be improved. For more information, view https://youtu.be/xfpM6j85FwU



New Trains to be built for Merseyrail-


When the design has been finalised, work will begin on building new 4-coach train sets to replace the current 3-coach train sets, which are almost 40 years-old. These will be deployed in 2020. An excellent description of their improved features is given in http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/about-us/Pages/New-Trains-For-Merseyrail.aspx





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