Merseytravel to introduce online only travel information.

Merseytravel are set to make huge changes to the way bus and rail timetables are distributed to passengers across Merseyside.

Over the last five years the number of outlets receiving paper timetables and other information has reduced and increasingly more people are accessing travel information online.

A six month trial will commence in St Helens which will see a new digital approach to accessing travel information. During this period, paper timetables for rail and bus services, area maps and ticket information leaflets will be removed from the St Helens Mersey Travel centre. Instead this information will only be accessible online.

The scheme was agreed at a Liverpool City Region Transport Committee meeting earlier this week.

For those people who don’t traditionally use online timetables, roadshows are being held across St Helens to help people access the digital information.

Cllr Liam Robinson chair of The Combined Authority Transport Committee, which oversees the work of Merseytravel, said:

“As digital journey planning tools become more popular with customers in the Liverpool City Region and with the financial challenges Merseytravel faces, it is important that information distribution channels are reviewed and cost efficiently strategies deployed.”

More information, including details of the digital roadshows is available at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/switch

 

 

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