Have your say on Southport’s service

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Have your say on Southport’s service 

Residents in Sefton have the opportunity to comment on proposals to make the town’s bus network simpler and clearer.

Proposals are available for view and comment online at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/busreview which runs until 9am on Friday November 11.

There will be two drop-in events where members of the public can speak to Merseytravel staff about the proposals and give their feedback.

For residents the latest event will be on Thursday November 10 at Southport railway station from 10am.

This follows events across Sefton in September and October which saw over 1200 people attend and more than 800 offer their feedback on their frequency and pattern of bus use, including those services publically funded by Merseytravel, and what might make them use buses more.

Sefton is the third area to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network which began in May this year.

Historically bus routes have been considered on a piecemeal basis and the idea is to consider the commercial network and the supported network – that which relies on public subsidy via Merseytravel – as a whole for the first time to ensure it best reflects current working and living patterns, new developments and how they are served.

This is one of the first undertakings of the Bus Alliance, a formal partnership with operators Arriva and Stagecoach, with the aim of transforming bus services to encourage more people to take the bus. However, bus reviews involve all bus operators.

Part of the review has been looking at the current supported bus network and considering how increasingly limited public resources can be focussed where there is most need.

 

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