Get a first look: full-size replica of new Merseyrail trains on public display
People from across the Liverpool City Region are being invited to come and experience the new trains coming to the Merseyrail network.
A realistic, full-scale mock-up of one of the train carriages will be on public view on the Wirral and in Liverpool City Centre.
The detailed and lifelike replica train is fully interactive, with working doors and an automatic sliding step which will bridge the gap between the train and platform edge, making the network more accessible to all users – including wheelchairs users.
Visitors will be able to walk along the open and spacious aisles, try the new wider seats and even take a look at the state-of-the-art technology inside the driver’s cab.
Staff will be on hand to talk through the features of the new trains, designed and built by Swiss company Stadler.
These features – chosen with the input and guidance of Liverpool City Region residents and rail network users – include phone charging points and bike racks.
The mock-up trains will be on display
• Pacific Road, Birkenhead, CH41 1LJ: 1-14 October, Mon-Sun 8.00 to 17.30, Tues 8.00-19.30
• Liverpool Lime Street, L1 1JD: 5-18 November, Mon-Sun 7.00 to 18.30
More information can be found at the following link: merseytravel.gov.uk/newtrains