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 Knowsley Bus Review

Knowsley Bus Network Review

Knowsley is the latest area to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network, with the aim of creating an improved and simpler network.
Historically bus routes have been considered on a piecemeal basis and the idea is to consider the commercial network and the supported network – that which relies on public subsidy via Merseytravel – as a whole for the first time, to ensure it best reflects current working and living patterns and new developments and how they are served.
Part of the review has been looking at the current supported bus network and considering how increasingly limited public resources can be focused where there is most need.
As part of this review, we are looking for feedback and information from the public about how they use the bus network in the area, particularly any supported bus service.
The first stage of review is to gather your thoughts and feedback on bus services in the area, which will help inform potential changes.
There are currently three drop-in events planned to take place for this phase of the  review where you will be able to speak to representatives from Merseytravel about bus services across the area, how you use them and what might encourage you to use them more.
Previous events in other areas including Sefton and St Helens provided useful feedback which helped to inform the changes to the bus network. The confirmed drop-in events are listed below:
  • Monday 27th November – Halewood One Stop Shop (10am - 3pm)
  • Monday 4th December – Huyton Bus Station (10am - 3pm)
  • Friday 8th December – Prescot Town Hall (10am - 3pm)
If you are unable to make these events, you can also give your views via our online survey.
This initial consultation stage is due to end at 10am on Monday 18th December.
With help from the feedback received at these events and from the online survey, proposed changes to the network will be drafted and an additional drop-in event scheduled and online survey published to give you chance to comment on them.
That information will also be published on this webpage, with the opportunity to offer your views.

As in other areas where we’ve already undertaken these reviews, it is anticipated that we will work with the operators to re-route some commercial services (i.e. those without public subsidy) to cover areas previously served by publicly supported services.

To make the network easier to understand we do plan for services on the same routes operating under the same number whatever the time of day where possible.

We will be working with the operators in the area to endeavour that passengers will have alternative provision available within their area if a service is removed or changed. Any changes will come into effect in July 2018.

If you have any further questions or further feedback, please email us at  

Merseytravel, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Tel: 0151 330 1000  |  Fax: 0151 330 1234