Metro Mayor welcomes move to make travel easier for those carrying out essential journeys

  • Valid Merseyrail tickets to be accepted on City Region bus services

  • All non-essential travel should still be avoided

The Metro Mayor has welcomed new ticket acceptance arrangements agreed today by public transport leaders to support those people who have to make essential journeys.

From Saturday 4 April, valid Merseyrail tickets will be accepted on Liverpool City Region bus services from 7pm.

The collaborative move is designed to help make it easier and provide more options for those people, particularly rail users, who do need to travel on public transport services later in the evening.

If customers wish to plan for multi modal travel then appropriate multi modal tickets are available for example Trio or Saveaway.

Transport operators and providers are also reminding people to adhere to the government guidance that all non-essential travel should be avoided,  and social distancing practices should be maintained at all times. Suitable arrangements have been made with transport services to allow this.

Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, said:

“Key workers are doing invaluable work to help our communities fight the Coronavirus and I want to do all that we can to support the essential work they are carrying out on all our behalf. We acted quickly to suspend Mersey Tunnel tolls and enabled concessionary travel holders to use their passes before 9.30am, so it is great that we have now been able to come to this agreement to ease the burden on those that are carrying out essential journeys to get around our region.

“To beat the Coronavirus, it is so important that we all do our bit and work together. It is great to see our local transport operators really embracing that.

“Our public services are doing their jobs, you need to do yours. Wherever possible – stay home, stay safe and save lives.”

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