MyTicket is just the ticket this Summer

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
With young people listing the cost of transport as their number one concern according to the Campaign for Better Transport 2013, it was inevitable that something had to be done about the cost of rising bus fares, with Merseytravel and the bus operators of Merseyside coming up with a great solution that is getting young people out and about without breaking the bank.

MyTicket is available to buy on bus and is valid on participating operators' services in Merseyside.
Photograph courtesy of Merseytravel.

Merseytravel's £2 MyTicket was first launched in May for young people aged 5 to 15, it offers all day travel across the Merseyside bus network and is seen as an affordable option for young people who want to explore the city region or meet up with friends during the school holidays.

Merseytravel already offered young people the young person's Saveaway offered from as little as £2.50 in their ticketing grange, but it was prompted to introduce My Ticket after an online petition was set up, primarily to ask Merseytravel and the bus operators of Merseyside to lower the price for young person’s travel.

Arriva makes Giant strides to support community

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Arriva was the Official Bus Partner for the Royal de Luxe Giants, a poignant and spectacular event which forms part of the country’s World War I centenary commemorations. Liverpool was the stage for this giant piece of street theatre and for the Little Girl Giant, her canine companion Xolo and the Giant Grandmother who travelled throughout the city bringing the story of Liverpool’s heroic past to life.

The Little Girl Giant rested her not so little legs and travelled in style atop the Royal de Luxe Arriva branded bus.

The bus is obviously the best way to travel around Liverpool, the Little Girl Giant rested her not so little legs and travelled in style atop an Arriva branded bus at certain times on her journey around the city. The company also offered a discounted family ticket throughout the five days of the event to encourage customers to travel into Liverpool by bus.

Liverpool to Wirral Night Bus Tunnel Service

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Last month was quite a month for night bus services in Liverpool, with both Arriva North West and Merseytravel delivering a blow on the last of the remaining night bus network in the city. That said, and as explained by Arriva, the night bus services where subject to increasingly less patronage over the last few years, which was probably magnified with the introduction of the 24 hour licensing laws back in 2005.

The late night Tunnel Service 500 by Ace Travel at Liverpool Queen Square Bus Station

Liverpool once had a vast night bus network spanned to places all over the Liverpool city region and beyond, these extended to places such as; Belle Vale, Crosby, Croxteth, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Kirkby, Huyton, Maghull, Page Moss as well as other Wirral bound services to Hoyake, Neston, New Brighton and West Kirby.

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