ConorхЪhas welcomed a boost for local commuters with the introduction of a new flat bus fare for St Helens.
St Helens bus users will save up toхЪ30p per journey afterхЪthe 1st May saw an extension of the single flat fare to cover all of Merseyside and the Liverpool Plus ticket area.
The change comes about after consistent campaigning for Fair Fares by Labour MPs, local authorities and councillors across Merseyside.
In welcoming the announcement Conor said:
“St Helens residents deserve good quality public and affordable public transport. For too long my constituents were hit by a double-whammy, paying for two bus journeys to make one trip, when other parts of Merseyside had a single fare to get you from A to B even if you had to change buses.
“I welcome this announcement brought about by Labour elected representatives applying pressure on the bus companies, and I hope to see further measures introduced to keep public transport affordable and accessible for people in St Helens North.”
Chair of Merseytravel, Labour’s Cllr Liam Robinson added:
“Affordability and making bus fares better value is a key issue that Labour controlled Merseytravel constantly raises with bus companies. Whilst there is still more to do, we are pleased the fare cuts Arriva are making are a good first step in the right direction”