Jan Chaudhry Van Der Velde

Merseyrail appoints new managing director

Andy Heath has been promoted to managing director of Merseyrail as incumbent Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde prepares to leave to join West Midlands Trains.

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Merseyrail train depot works begin

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BAM Nuttall has started work on a major redevelopment of the Kirkdale depot that will house all maintenance work for the new fleet of Merseyrail trains, due to be introduced from 2020.

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Merseyrail strike compounds Lime Street closure

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Rail commuters in Liverpool will have to navigate the closure of Lime Street Station from the end of this month, after which they will be diverted onto Merseyrail services from South Parkway, where staff will be on strike for two days next week.

Andy Burnham

‘Council of the North’ moves a step closer

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Mayors and leaders from Liverpool City Region, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have discussed further the formation of a body that will provide a strong, unified voice for the north.