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‘We want a London-style transport system, nothing less’ says Rotheram

With his talk of bus franchising and a take-over of Merseyrail, Liverpool City Region’s metro mayor Steve Rotheram is very ambitious about taking control of transport systems. Passengers must be won back, and who owns and delivers transport is what really matters, he tells Lee Baker

Lee Baker
17 November 2021


When Liverpool City Region’s metro mayor Steve Rotheram addressed delegates at a Landor LINKS event some three years ago, his vision for transport was resolutely upbeat. This was despite the fact the conference, held on the Liverpool Waterfront, took place shortly after timetable chaos had made rail travel difficult or impossible in Northern England. 

Now, after the far greater disruption to the transport system caused by Covid-19, with bus patronage still down by 20% from...

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