Arriva Trains Merseyside

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Arriva Trains Merseyside
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Info
Franchise(s): Merseyrail
18 February 2000 - 20 July 2003
Main region(s): Merseyside
Other region(s): Lancashire, Cheshire
Fleet size: 53
Stations called at: 67
Stations operated: 66
National Rail abbreviation: ME
Parent company: Arriva

Arriva Trains Merseyside[1] was a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by Arriva that operated the Merseyrail Electrics franchise from February 2000 until July 2003.

The Merseyrail Electrics franchise was awarded by the Director of Passenger Rail Franchising to MTL. On 18 February 2000 MTL was purchased by Arriva.[2]

On 23 April 2003 Abellio/Serco were awarded the Merseyrail Electrics franchise with the services operated by Arriva Trains Merseyrail transferring to Merseyrail on 20 July 2003.[3]

Routes[edit]

Northern Line

Wirral Line

Rolling stock[edit]

Arriva Trains Merseyside inherited a fleet of Class 73, Class 507 and Class 508s from Merseyrail Electrics. The Class 73s were sold in 2002.

Class Image Type Top speed Number Routes operated Unit numbers Built
 mph   km/h 
Class 73 electro diesel locomotive 80 129 4 Northern Line
Wirral Line
73001-002, 005-006 1962
Class 507 Ormskirk station - geograph.org.uk - 811561.jpg Electric multiple unit 75 120 32 Northern Line
Wirral Line
507001-021, 023-033 1978–1980
Class 508 508138 NewBrighton.jpg Electric multiple unit 75 120 21 Northern Line
Wirral Line
508103, 104, 111, 112, 114, 115, 117, 124-128, 130, 134, 136-141, 143 1979–1980

Depot[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 3007941 Arriva Trains Merseyside Limited
  2. ^ Recommended Cash Offer for MTL Services Arriva plc Press Release 18 February 2000
  3. ^ Merseyrail franchise goes Dutch The Telegraph 24 April 2003


Preceded by
Merseyrail Electrics
Operator of Merseyrail Electrics franchise
2000 - 2003
Succeeded by
Merseyrail