Merseytravel Bus Update

26th March 2019

Dear School Office

I would be grateful if you could share this information with parents for pupils who travel on the following services please.

Operation Operator Service From Dep. Time To Arr. Time Start Date
Commercial Happy Al's 601 Eastham Village 0754 Bebington High Sports College 0832 28/04/2019
Commercial Happy Al's 601 Eastham Village 0754 Bebington High Sports College 0832 28/04/2019

Previously these were contracted services operated on behalf of Merseytravel, but from week commencing 28/04/19 these will be operated commercially by Happy Als. As such these are no longer the responsibility of Merseytravel, nor can Merseytravel compete with these commercial routes.

The operator has informed us of their intention to charge commercial fares on these services, so from the effective start date which will be Monday 29th April 2019, the flat single journey fare will increase to £1.50. Customers using these services will still be able to use concessionary and prepaid tickets on these services and I would like to point out that purchasing a daily My Ticket for £2.20 represents good value as this can be used on other services throughout the day as long as the user is under 19 years of age.

If parents have any questions regarding this I would ask they contact Merseytravel directly by email using the following address ask@merseytravel.gov.uk and my colleagues will seek to answer any questions.

Kind Regards

Tony

Tony McDonough
Bus Network Performance Manager | Merseytravel | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN