Merseytravel to discuss free travel for military staff

Soldiers, sailors and air force personnel could receive free travel on buses and trains in Merseyside.

Merseytravel has confirmed it is looking into the possibility, after the issue was raised by a local councillor.

Although the idea is in the early stages, it is thought the plan could be presented to its board next month.

A Merseytravel statement said: "This is a proposal we are actively researching, although no decision has been taken at this stage."

David Murray, the county manager for the Royal British Legion covering Merseyside, said it would be a "fantastic gesture."

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