A new ticket offer is being launched in Liverpool as a result of co-operation between Merseytravel, Arriva and Stagecoach who are working together through the Bus Alliance which was set up for the city region last year.

Arriva’s Merseyside Adult and Young Person’s Weekly Saver tickets and Stagecoach’s Adult and Young Person’s 7 day Merseyside Megarider plus+ tickets are now available to buy and renew on a Walrus Card on the bus. There is no change to prices or validity and Walrus cards are re-usable and allow customers to top-up on the bus when they need to.

Customers are also being asked to retain their Walrus card for future use since there are plans for an activation fee on all new cards in the near future.

Merseytravel has also launched a new adult One Day Solo bus ticket which is available to buy on bus services within Merseyside and gives customers the freedom to travel on any bus, any time with just one ticket for £4.70, including peak time use.

Arriva day saver tickets for £4.30 and Stagecoach dayrider tickets for £4 are unchanged and will remain accepted by either operator on Quality Bus Network journeys.

“The Bus Alliance is transforming the approach to tickets and ticket buying to make the process more convenient and efficient for customers by making the most of technology and offering new products,” says Liam Robinson, chair of the Merseytravel Committee. “The new Adult One Day Solo is an example of how we are improving the customer offer to help make bus a mode of choice rather than last resort.

“This ticket could benefit those who don’t travel regularly or have different working patterns including part time workers, students and leisure travellers. Some of these bus users may be spending unnecessarily, on a weekly ticket or a season ticket or in a single day, or may have had to buy a number of different bus tickets across different services.”