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“Please help me persuade Merseyrail to install vending machines at Bidston station” – Ross Jones


Ross Jones

It is very easy to end up stranded at Bidston, and there is nowhere to get a coffee or a snack whilst you wait.

Maybe Merseyrail could install a couple of vending machines, or better yet a coffee machine for passengers while they wait for their connecting trains.

Problem History

  • 1 Ross Jones reported the issue on FixMyTransport. close 15:43 04 Aug 2011
  • 2 Ross Jones wrote to Merseyrail close 15:43 04 Aug 2011

    Here is the letter that Ross Jones wrote.


    There is a very real possibility that people end up at Bidston with a wait of more than an hour for a train to Wrexham. On the station there is nothing to eat, nothing to drink and no entertainment.

    Would it not be possible to install a vending machine for drinks and snacks?

  • 3 lettuce fire commented close 15:50 04 Aug 2011

    you and your coffee addiction eh :p

  • 4 Myf Nixon commented close 16:46 05 Aug 2011

    Hey Ross,

    I've taken the liberty of spreading your campaign round some local groups and forums in the hope that interested people will join your campaign. Let's hope we can drum up some interest. You could do the same if you're part of any online local community.!/group.php?gid=106230976081033!/group.php?gid=63369578156

    Cheers and good luck!

  • 5 Myf Nixon commented close 11:23 04 Oct 2011

    Hi Ross,
    I'm just sifting through some of the older issues on the site and I see you never received a reply about this from Merseryrail. Has there been any progress?

  • 6 Paul Hollinghurst commented close 19:24 26 Jan 2012

    I have just checked up with Merseyrail about progress with this issue and they have asked for you to contact them directly as described in the message below. We believe there is no good reason for an operator not to engage with its customers through the site but at the moment their policy is only to correspond directly. However please do come back and update FixMyTransport on any progress you've made.
    Paul (FixMyTransport Volunteer)

    Message from Merseyrail:

    "Thank you for your contact regarding our services.

    Here at Merseyrail we very much welcome feedback from our customers and have, in line with our Franchise and Passenger's Charter commitments, established a full range of agreed channels for customers to contact our Customer Relations Team.

    These are as follows:-

    Via our website
    By email
    By post to: Merseyrail Customer Relations, 9th Floor, Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool,
    Merseyside, L1 1JF
    By fax: 0151 702 2413
    By telephone: 0151 702 2071

    Therefore, to allow us to follow our agreed processes, would you please advise the individual to use one of the established methods of contact to obtain a full response to their concerns.

    Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

    Merseyrail Customer Relations"

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Bidston Rail Station in Bidston operated by Merseyrail
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