Today is a significant anniversary: a date that is important, even if they don’t realise it, for thousands of workers, school pupils, shoppers and scallies without tickets who rely on the train to get them from A to B (where A & B are both in Merseyside).
So what I’m about to say, I say on behalf of the people of Merseyside. Every family going to Southport on a day trip; every office worker trudging out of Moorfields on a rainy day; every shopper laden with M&S bags dodging the crowds at Liverpool Central; every racegoer counting his winnings (or losses!) on the train home from Aintree.
On behalf of all of them, I say: HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY MERSEYRAIL!
A note about these pictures: The Class 503 image is in the public domain. The Class 508 image is by Chris McKenna and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license versions 2.5.