Matt Goggins, Assistant Director for Bus at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, provides Intelligent Transport with exclusive insight into the region's Green Bus Routes programme, which is set to better prioritise buses; significantly improve the passenger experience; and encourage modal shift.
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With the first vehicles to be launched later in 2022, Liverpool City Region's new zero-emission buses will carry a range of special features to enhance the customer experience, including wireless charging and internet access.
In line with the city’s post-pandemic recovery efforts, Liverpool City Region reports significant growth in public transport usage, with passenger numbers now nearing those seen before the first national lockdown in March 2020.
David Powell, Programme Director of Rolling Stock at Liverpool City Region transport authority Merseytravel, and Matthias Hämmerle, Project Manager for Stadler Rail, discuss the upcoming fleet upgrade that will make travelling on Merseyrail accessible for all.
The new technology will mean high-quality train CCTV is linked directly to the control centre, with wireless connectivity across the Merseyrail network.