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In an early attempt to keep cars out of the city centre, it was decided to run the service without charging fares for an experimental period.

On 11th February 1974 service 100 was re-branded as "Freeride". The picture below shows - from left to right - Arthur Moffatt (Director General of Merseyside PTE), Miss Janice Jarvis and Miss Joan Brinkhorn (the first passengers), Dave Nightingale (driver) and William Sefton (leader of Liverpool City Council).

The bus is Panther 1069 (FKF 948G) and the pictures are from the Liverpool Echo.

At the end of March 1974 they started charging fares again, and it resumed its former branding of "Cityride"

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