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Merseyrail battery train pilot a ‘success’, says Rotheram


Mark Moran
10 August 2021
Steve Rotheram: Battery trials taking transport to ‘another level’
Steve Rotheram: Battery trials taking transport to ‘another level’


Tests of battery powered trains in the Liverpool City Region have been deemed a success. The use of battery trains would remove the need for the third ‘electric’ rail, enabling Merseyrail trains to travel beyond the existing network without major track investment.

Under the battery trials, financed by the Transforming Cities Fund, one of the new Class 777 trains fitted with the battery technology was tested on the Northern line. 

The batteries exceeded expectations, with the...

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