Cllr Liam Robinson is a Liverpool City Labour Councillor, who has represented the Kensington and Fairfield Ward since 2008. He was elected Chair of Merseytravel in June 2012 and has subsequently been appointed Portfolio Holder for Transport for the Liverpool City Region by Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Combined Authority. Merseytravel is the delivery arm for transport of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
Cllr Robinson has key roles in strategic transport groups, including having been a founder Board Member of Transport for the North, Rail North and having chaired the City Regions Transport Special Interest Group.
Making public transport more affordable, particularly for young people, is a key focus for Cllr Robinson. He has championed the introduction of reduced price bus fares for young people up to their 19th birthday, which led to a 168% growth in Young Persons Journeys. He also led the procurement of a brand new fleet of publicly owned trains for the Merseyrail network including pioneering disability access features.
Cllr Robinson has spent all his career working in public transport having held management positions in the Rail, Bus and Coach Industries including having managed 3 of Britain’s largest railway stations: Liverpool Lime Street, London Liverpool Street and Sheffield.