Merseytravel is the executive body that provides professional, strategic and operational transport advice to the Liverpool city region Combined Authority to enable it to make informed decisions. It is also the delivery arm, making transport happen.
Merseytravel delivers transport projects that support the economic growth of the Liverpool city region. The focus is on improving connectivity within the region and beyond, improving the customer experience from ticket buying to journey planning and maintaining the integrated transport network, including the Mersey Ferries and Mersey Tunnels, to ensure it is fit for the future, accessible and safe. The aim is to make it world class.
Merseytravel works in partnership with central, regional and local government, the Local Enterprise Partnership, public transport operators, other passenger transport executives, the business community, community groups and members of the public.
Merseytravel works in partnership with private transport operators and has the unusual status of managing a 25-year rail franchise for the Department for Transport for the Merseyrail network.
Merseytravel also owns and operates the Mersey Ferries, U-Boat Story, the Spaceport attraction, and The Beatles Story. It operates the Mersey Tunnels on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.