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Bus Regulation – The Musical

July 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bus Regulation - The Musical

Bus Regulation – The Musical

By Ellie Harrison

Come see the history of our region’s public transport, re-enacted on roller-skates!

Bus Regulation: The Musical by Ellie Harrison is back by popular demand to coincide with Liverpool City Region’s ‘Moving Buses Forward’ public consultation this summer.

Inspired by the 1980s hit musical ‘Starlight Express’, Bus Regulation: The Musical features performers on roller skates to re-enact the history of public transport provision in the Merseyside region from the post-war period to the present day.

Beginning with the municipal ownership of buses in the 1960s, through the 1968 Transport Act which created the Merseyside PTE and the coordination of public transport across the whole region in the 1970s, Bus Regulation: The Musical takes you into the chaos caused by bus de-regulation in 1986, the numerous mergers & takeovers of the 1990s that followed, right up to the fragmented and expensive system we’re left with as a result. The Musical concludes with a celebration of Liverpool City Region’s proposals to re-regulate our region’s buses in order to create a world-class, fully-integrated and affordable public transport network fit for the 21st century.

Venue: The Black-E, Liverpool

Date: 15th of July at 2pm and 3.30pm


July 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Black-E
1 Great George Street
Liverpool, L1 5EW United Kingdom
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+44 (0)151 709 5109
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