The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above.
I think this appeal for later trains is spot on and agree that it is a gripe I have heard on many occasions. But for it to work well, for example, the 231 bus that serves Maghull and Lydiate would also be required to meet all the late trains at Maghull Station. Presently it does not meet the last train even now!
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