The Liverpool City Region has a population of 1.5 million people, but in reality, three million people live, work and study in and around the city region, which is why it’s so important that we are able to make the decisions that impact us.
Since the initial agreement, we have seen some huge changes made by the Liverpool City Region, for the Liverpool City Region. Take transport for example. Working through our Bus Alliance, we now have the best bus service outside London, but with new devolved powers in transport we know we can make this even better – and we’re involving local people in doing that through Steve Rotheram’s Big Bus Debate. We also have the first new train station on Merseyside in 20 years at Maghull North, and a £500 million investment in new, state-of-the-art, publicly-owned trains arriving across the Merseyrail network in 2020.