The Liverpool transport operator Merseyrail has approved a £460 million order for 52 new trains and upgrade services to the Merseyside network

The Swizz firm Stadler has been selected as the preferred supplier to provide the new fleet. The new trains will offer increased capacity and shorter journey times. The improved models will also offer a substantial energy saving due to the lightweight design and modern engineering solutions. 

This news will be welcomed by many currently using the 40 year old Merseyrail fleet. Delivery is due before 2020 and the new services is expected to be fully operational by 2021 .