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 Sefton Bus Network Review 2019

Sefton Bus Network Review 2019

Merseytravel, as part of its Bus Strategy, is committed to carrying out regular bus network reviews across the Merseyside bus network, with the aim of creating an improved and simpler network. Sefton is the latest area to be reviewed.

Historically, bus routes were considered on a piecemeal basis. The idea of these network reviews is to consider the commercial network and the supported network – that which relies on public subsidy via Merseytravel – as a whole. This will ensure that the network best reflects the needs of the public and adapts to plans for future housing, leisure and employments developments. 
 
Part of the review will look at the current supported bus network and consider how increasingly limited public resources can be focused where there is most need.

To help this, we are looking for feedback and information from the public about how they use the bus network in the area, particularly any supported bus service. The first stage of review is to gather your thoughts and feedback on bus services in the area, which will help inform potential changes. 

The initial consultation period has now closed and the Bus Team are considering the feedback. Once the proposals have been developed there will be a further period of consultation on the proposals for the network.  Any changes will be implemented in September 2019.

With help from the feedback received at these events and from the online survey, any proposed changes to the network will be drafted, published on this webpage and a new online survey published to give you chance to provide further feedback.

As with previous reviews, it is anticipated that we will work with the operators to re-route some commercial services (i.e. those without public subsidy) to cover areas previously served by publicly supported services when changes are made. 

To make the network easier to understand, we also look for services on the same routes to operate under the same number whatever the time of day where possible.

We will be working with the operators in the area to endeavour that passengers will have alternative provision available within their area if a service is removed or changed. 

If you have any further questions or further feedback, please email us at comments@merseytravel.gov.uk.

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