While Greater Manchester’s mayor aspires to a higher quality bus service, a trailblazing alliance is achieving impressive results for his counterpart in Liverpool, but neither of them appears to be committing himself to London-style franchising. ALAN MILLAR reports.

Arriva North West 7000 (LJ67 DLX), the first of 13 BYD/Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV electric buses being introduced in Liverpool.

There is something akin to a phoney war going on in England’s city regions just now when the question is posed about how their politicians and transport planners might exercise the new powers coming their way as a result of the Bus Services Act 2017.


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