VolkerRail is upgrading the existing power supply along Merseyrail’s 75km route.

This enhancement is in readiness for Merseyrail’s new state-of-the-art trains being introduced from 2020, which are replacing their current fleet that has been running since the late 1970s and is the oldest in the UK.

The new electric and environmentally-friendly trains, which have been designed specifically for the Merseyrail network, will be modern, safe, fast and comfortable; carrying more people, more quickly. The trains include pioneering sliding step technology and will help support the growth of the city region, providing potential to run on extended networks to places like Wrexham, Skelmersdale and Warrington.

To increase the voltage needed to run the new trains, VolkerRail has been contracted by Network Rail to complete extensive power upgrades, to increase the current voltage  as well as building three new substations, upgrading nine substations and completing signalling modifications along the networks Northern and Wirral Line.

Please arrive ten minutes before the start of your visit.

Once signed in, there will be an opportunity for refreshments before beginning the first session.

Project lead will give a brief overview of the project and what we are trying to achieve

Staff from different disciplines will give a short description of what their role is, followed by an activity.

Presentation should last no longer than an hour and there will be an opportunity for questions at the end

Address VolkerRail
107 Mere Grange
St Helens

On arrival please advise that you are here for the open doors event.

Parking available no
Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 15
Register by March 9, 2020
School, college, dwp Limited to schools, colleges, educational instituions only
Minimum group size 5 spaces
Maximum group size 15 spaces
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions no

Maximilian Pegler

07471 141 023

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