The cost of transport remains a big concern for customers. Therefore, offering an affordable range of travel options remains a key priority for Merseytravel.
Merseytravel sets fares for the Mersey Ferries and the supported bus services we run. We have historically set the Mersey Tunnel tolls, with discounts for regular users, but from 2015/16 this became a decision for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
Commercial bus and rail operators are responsible for setting their own fares, but we’re working hard to influence operators to get passengers a fair deal.
This hard work is paying off in the bus sector as over 95 per cent of buses in the Liverpool City Region are now providing cheaper fares for all young people up to and including the age of 18. This has been achieved through initiatives like MyTicket – which for £2.20 offers all day unlimited travel on participating buses.
Liverpool City Region is the first region to introduce this benefit outside London, presenting a standard for other regions to follow within the UK.