Who we are

Merseytravel is the Executive body that provides professional, strategic and operational transport advice to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to enable it to make informed decisions. It is also the delivery arm, making transport happen.

Merseytravel delivers transport projects that support the economic growth of the city region. The focus is on improving connectivity within the region and beyond, improving the customer experience from ticket buying to journey planning and maintaining the integrated transport network, including the Mersey Ferries and Mersey Tunnels, to ensure it is fit for the future, accessible and safe. The aim is to make that network world class.

You can find out more about public transport services including Buses, Trains, Tunnels and Ferries, on the Combined Authority website.

Merseytravel works in partnership with central, regional and local government, Growth Platform, public transport operators, other  Passenger Transport Executives, the business community and community groups. 

The Combined Authority

Through the Devolution deal with Government, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (CA) has both powers and funding to make decisions locally and enables the City Region to speak with one voice.

The CA is led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and brings together Liverpool City Region’s six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to everyone, together.

The CA makes investments in areas that have a real impact on communities, including transport, employment and skills, culture, digital and housing.

Transport is a key focus of the CA – recognition of the central role it plays in building the economy and enabling and encouraging regeneration. You can find out more about the work of the CA on its website.

The Transport Committee

The Transpo​rt Committee​ of the CA is responsible for overseeing Merseytravel, making recommendations on transport to the CA and taking any decisions on matters delegated to it by the CA.

The Merseytravel Committee comprises of 26 Mem​bers​ each of whom must be an elected Councillor, elected to one of the six constituent councils of the Combined Authority area. The Constituent Councils appoint Members to the Transport Committee in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1985.  These appointments are made in the following proportions:-

  • Knowsley Council - 4 Members
  • Liverpool City Council - 6 Members
  • St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council - 4 Members
  • Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council - 4 Members
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council - 4 Members
  • Halton Borough Council - 4 Members

You can find further information about meetings, agendas and minutes of the Transport Committee on our Modern.GOV website​.