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Forterra stays in gear for second year at CarKraft

For the second time this year Northampton-based building products manufacturer Forterra provided an HGV lorry for the CarKraft safety event (12th November 2023), where young drivers were taught road safety skills. This is the second consecutive year th…

‘Major’ disruption for Wirral rail services

Merseyrail say that services to Chester, Ellesmere Port, New Brighton and West Kirby are running through this station are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled or delayed.
Train services to West Kirby and New Brighton will be ter…

These are the busiest railway stations in Wirral

Office for Rail and Road data looks at the number of people entering and exiting every train station in the country, including the 25 stations for which data was collected in Wirral.
Its figures show Liverpool Street in London overtook Waterloo as the …

Disused rail tunnel could reopen as Merseytravel issues update

Merseytravel has issued an update about a railway tunnel that’s been closed for nearly 50 years.
A brick wall, located in Liverpool city centre[1] that connects Park Lane with Jamaica Street, hides the 200 year-old Wapping Tunnel, the first underground…

Green light for Merseyrail Boxing Day services

Rail passengers in the Liverpool City Region[1] will be able to blow away the Christmas[2] cobwebs as Merseyrail[3] has announced that train services will be running on Boxing Day.
Trains will be running every day over the festive period, with the exce…

Exiles on the Road | Tranmere Rovers Away Day Guide

After last weekend’s FA Cup action, we return to the League this weekend as we make the trip North to Tranmere Rovers. This is the first of two away games in four days, and with the roads getting busier and Christmas getting closer, planning ahead is e…

Sunday Snippets, 3 December 2023 –

Welcome to “Sunday Snippets” a weekly feature from Birkenhead News[1]. It is a round-up of the important local news stories you may have missed over the last seven days. Click or tap on each story to read the full article.

People are now able to sta…

Why Wirral Transport Museum has been closed for months

An inspector found “hazardous substances risks” and “significant contraventions of health and safety law” in Wirral’s Transport Museum.
The Wirral Transport Museum was closed on 20 April ahead of an inspection by the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) and t…