What public transport is available in Merseyside?
We’re lucky in Merseyside to be served by a world class public transport system. We have a far-reaching network of buses and trains, and are well connected to other cities and regions. Merseytravel, Arriva, Stagecoach, HTL, Halton Transport, Peoples Bus, Cumfy Bus and Selwyns – as well as others – all operate in Merseyside!
Incidents on public transport around Merseyside are rare, but we’re well supported for when they do occur, and there are dedicated teams set-up to help you stay safe on Merseyside’s public transport.
How to stay safe on Merseyside’s public transport
The Travel Safe Partnership exists not just to keep customers and staff secure on public transport, but also to improve everybody’s experience of it in Merseyside. They work with Merseyside Police, British Transport Police and public transport operators to provide everyone in Merseyside with a first class experience.
The British Transport Police are the front-line of railway policing, and are the people to get in touch with if you’re ever involved in a non-emergency incident on any train in Merseyside. In an emergency, always call 999. To report a crime or an incident though, text them on 61016 (or you can fill in a form on their website).
Common sense tips to keep your journeys on Merseyside’s public transport running smoothly:
- Stand back from bus stops and platforms
- Step back from the doors to let other passengers get off before moving forward to get on
- Queue in an orderly way to avoid anyone getting knocked into the road or onto tracks
- Keep personal belongings with you
- Check before you get on and off that you’ve have everything with you
- Stay seated in case of any sudden stops
- Be aware of your surroundings
- When you get off a bus or train, wait before you check your phone – it it can make you unaware of passengers who might be disoriented
- Keep an eye on the position of your luggage when moving across public spaces so as not to knock or injure other passengers