25 Sep '14, 3pm

The Merseytravel View - Give us powers to deliver transport that’s in the London league

​Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of Merseytravel: Following the result of the Scottish Referendum the issue of power in England has become a real hot topic of debate. My firm belief is that a key part of answering this “English Question” should be the devolution of significant powers to City Regions like our own. In many ways transport is a natural issue to look to devolve as it plays a crucial role in supporting our communities and growing the economy. There has already been significant devolution of powers in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and London and with good results to match. With Merseytravel’s local control over the Merseyrail network we’ve already had a taste of what devolution can achieve here. It is consistently the best performing network in the country, scoring highly for reliability and customer satisfaction. We’ve proved we can deliver and now we want the pow...

Full article: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/about-us/media-centre/news...

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