Conor McGinn MP asked Transport Minister to provide an update on progress towards the introduction of a smart ticketing system for the North.
Speaking in Parliament, McGinn raised concerns that many of his constituents who live in the MerseyTravel area but travel to work outside pay more because of travel area boundaries.
“Many of my constituents who travel to work in places like Wigan, Warrington and Manchester effectively pay a levy on their commute.
“Those who travel outside of the MerseyTravel area for work are unnecessarily out of pocket because of an arbitrary transport boundaries.
“If this Tory government is serious about the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ then the prompt introduction of a smart ticketing system and the end of arbitrary boundaries would be a priority. Transport for the North are taking steps in the right direction and Ministers in London should support them however they can.”