MERSEYRAIL has been shortlisted five times at the National Rail Awards 2018.

Named as one of the top three operators in the country in the National Rail Passenger Survey in June, Merseyrail is now a finalist in five categories including the 'Customer Service Excellence Award' for the Wirral Track Renewal.

The rail operator is also up for passenger operator of the year, station of the year for Liverpool Central, station of the year for Liverpool South Parkway and sustainable development award.

Managing director Andy Heath said: “The National Rail Awards is a prestigious event and we are so pleased to be shortlisted in four categories.

"We always aim to deliver to a high standard for our passengers and the local community, and it’s great that our teams have been recognised for their efforts.”

The National Rail Awards will take place on September 13, 2018.