Sefton Bus Review – Merseytravel put it back/defer it but why?

A shot of the recently lost 311 route

A shot of the recently lost 311 route


From the Merseytravel Web Site –

A Merseytravel spokesperson said: “Following feedback from the public at the initial consultation stage and further discussions with councillors and bus operators, a decision has been taken to delay the implementation of the Sefton Bus Network Review. This will allow for further time to assess the consultation findings.

“The proposals will now be published at a later date for people to be able to give their views. As a result the original start date for the changes to be implemented has been moved from January 2017 to April 2017.

Arriva bus at The Meadows in Maghull

Arriva bus at The Meadows in Maghull

I have blogged about this previously, here are a couple of links to those previous postings:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2016/09/22/sefton-borough-review-of-bus-network-commercial-and-subsidised/

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2016/09/27/sefton-bus-network-merseytravels-maghull-consultation-event/

The Merseytravel bus routes consultation event recently held in Maghull.

The Merseytravel bus routes consultation event recently held in Maghull.

Now call me a cynic but I smell trouble for Sefton’s bus network and when the ruling politicians who presently run Sefton Council and Merseytravel smell trouble they defer things for ‘more consideration’ or ‘more information’ or ‘more consultation’ or even just for a way out.

With thanks to Kevin for the lead to this story

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