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Our mission

We’re on a mission to transform our bus network here in the Liverpool City Region. We are investing £32m as part of the Metro Mayor’s vision for a London style transport network, that is integrated accessible, reliable and affordable. Starting with our busiest route, 10A, which travels between St Helens, Knowsley and Liverpool.

So what’s happening?

  • 20 Hydrogen Buses
  • Smart traffic lights that go green for buses
  • Junction upgrades to get buses past traffic
  • Bus priority lanes
  • Bus stop and shelter upgrades

Learn more by watching our animation

What are Green Bus Routes and what are the benefits?

Faster more reliable bus routes

Pedestrian and cycling facilities

A boost for local businesses

Better air quality for everyone

Why we need Green Bus Routes…

Attractive bus services = more ticket sales = more buses = more bus journeys replacing cars = less congestion = less road accidents + better air quality + improved connectivity

Without Green Bus Routes

Vicious cycle explaining life without green bus routes. More congestion text with multiple cars illustration, slower buses text with egg timer icon, fewer passengers text with empty bus seats icon and fewer buses more cars text with speech bubble icon.

Vicious cycle diagram explaining life without green bus routes. More congestion, slower buses, fewer passengers and fewer buses, more cars.

With Green Bus Routes

Virtuous cycle explaining life with green bus routes. Less congestion text with single car icon, quicker buses text with fast forward arrows icon, more passengers text with three filled bus seats icon and more buses fewer cars text with thumbs up icon.

Virtuous cycle diagram explaining life with green bus routes. Less congestion, quicker buses, more passengers and more buses, fewer cars.

Possible measures could include:

  • Real Time Information on bus due times

    Could include bus due real time information and solar power.

  • Junction & traffic signal improvements

    To give priority to bus and increase traffic flow and safety of cyclists and pedestrians at intersections.

  • Boarders - built out bus stops

    For easier passenger boarding and so buses don’t have to pull in/out of traffic – improving
    safety and journey speeds.

  • Road safety improvements

    New facilities to help pedestrians and cyclists cross the road.

  • Bus lanes

    Priority to buses/specified vehicles to run more reliably.

  • Reorganising parking, delivery and drop off

    If needed, to better meet local needs and keep traffic moving.

Real time information screen

Where it’s happening

10A Green Bus Route map

10A Bus Passenger Survey

We are conducting a short piece of research to understand present experiences and opinions of 10A bus passengers.

If you are a 10A bus passenger, please could you spare 5 minutes to complete the survey?

Your feedback will help shape improvement plans for the 10A bus route and help to monitor if, and how experiences and opinions change after any improvements are made.

Your responses will be treated in the strictest confidence, and you won’t be identified in any information. All information will be held strictly in line with UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.


  • Q. Many buses run half empty so works just aren’t justified

    A. 80% of City Region public transport journeys are by bus. We provide services to locations and times when it’s less busy, because people rely on this essential service.

  • Q. Car journeys are cheaper than bus, and bus fares will go up to pay for any works

    A. £2 cap per bus journey, under 19’s £2.20 all day. Car costs: fuel, tax, insurance, MOT, maintenance, parking. Works costs are grant funded.

  • Q. Buses emit a lot of fumes

    A. One bus can replace 75 cars. Ongoing investment in greener buses includes hydrogen buses which emit the same as a small family car.

Graphic with eight buses, text states: 80% of public transport journeys are taken by bus

Stay in touch

The 10A bus route is the first route in the region to be proposed for these changes.

We are in the process of developing plans for the 10A. When the plans are ready later this year, we will want your feedback to enable us to develop the plans further.

To stay in touch with the launch of the plans, view proposals and have your say, please click the button below.

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