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 Bus Reform

Devolution and the Bus Services Act

People getting off the bus

The election of a Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region, along with legislation called the Bus Services Act, gives the Liverpool City Region a number of different ways of delivering the best bus system for the region.

In April 2018, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority asked Merseytravel to undertake formal assessments of two of these options:
- Enhanced Partnership
- Franchising

In September 2018, notices were published which begin this formal process, with the two options identified being assessed against a third option of retaining the Bus Alliance.

This page will be updated with further information as this work progresses.

Statutory Notice Enhanced Partnership September 2018

Statutory Notice Franchising Partnership September 2018