A GROUP of artistic pupils has helped brighten up a Wirral train station by creating a new artwork.

The piece of art, called Everyone's Getting On, celebrating and identifying the diversity of rail passengers across the region, was made by students from Upton Hall School and been installed in the waiting room at Leasowe station.

Working with Merseyrail and Merseytravel, the group took part in the project, with the focus being on inclusion and looking at the variety in cultures, race and religion of train users on the Merseyrail network.

Shelagh McNicholas, art teacher of Upton Hall School, said: "The girls were really excited about this project and totally threw themselves into it from start to finish.

"Research was carried out identifying the diversity of Merseyrail passengers travelling to work, for leisure, yet they all shared a common purpose and that was they needed to get somewhere and they were using the train to do it.

"I am grateful to Merseyrail and Merseytravel for giving us this opportunity to show the skills and talents of the students at Upton Grammar”

Jane English, HR Director from Merseyrail, said: "It is really important to us at Merseyrail that we continue to work with all of our communities to promote the railway as a good, safe way to travel for everyone.

"The innovation and thought process that went into this project was fantastic and the quality of the art is outstanding.

"I am truly impressed with the standard and the students involved are a credit to Ms McNicholas and their school".

Cllr Gordon Friel, lead member for Rail on the Transport Committee of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority said: "Community engagement across the whole of the Merseyrail network is something we pride ourselves on and this celebration of diversity is another great example of that.

"Not only does supporting the community make sound business sense, but it also helps to create a welcoming and unique environment when travelling across the city region.

"School children are our future customers and this is a great way to introduce them to the railway and take pride in their local area."