Please note - the consultation period is now closed. You can still see the proposed changes below in the PDF documents. The confirmed changes to the Liverpool network will be published in May/June.
Liverpool 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.
Liverpool Bus Review Proposed Changes
It’s also about ensuring that the increasingly limited funding we have for supported services – those services that are funded by Merseytravel as they are not commercially viable – are used in the most effective way and focused where there is most need.
The second consultation period is now closed. People who live or work in Liverpool were be able to comment on proposed changes to the area’s bus network during a final consultation period which ran from Monday 6th March through until Thursday 16th March.
Details of the proposed changes, including maps, can be found by following the links below.
Proposed Liverpool Area Evening Services
Alternative Provision to 101 Bus Service
Alternative Provision to 163 / 263 Bus ServicesAlternative Provision to 173 / 174 Bus Services
Alternative Provision to C4 / C5 Bus Services
An online survey gave members of the public the chance to share their views on these changes. Three drop-in events where members of the public could speak to Merseytravel staff about the proposals and give their feedback took place in Belle Vale, Toxteth and Queen Square Bus Station.
This consultation period followed events in November and December 2016, which saw over 500 people attend and offer their feedback on their frequency and pattern of bus use, including those services publically funded by Merseytravel, and what might make them use buses more.
We are working with all operators, to endeavour to ensure 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 2017.
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.