He admitted that the region's buses still need a lot of improvement, however...
Passengers aged between sixteen and eighteen will also travel for free under the reform
Under the reform plans, bus services will offer cheaper fares and quicker routes across the region
Andy Burnham says the cost of living crisis has driven the fast-tracked roll out
Andy Burnham has promised an end to the era of passengers paying £4 or more for a single journey
The new plans include an integrated system of buses, trams and trains all running in synch
Despite backlash, the Prime Minister has insisted the reform will 'benefit the people of this country'