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 St Helens Bus Review

Residents in St Helens have helped shape the borough’s bus network following a consultation on plans to create a simpler, clearer network.

Plans for St Helens include:-

  • New direct service from St Helens Town Centre to Haydock Industrial Estate, seven days a week throughout the daytime and the evening (156 service)

  • A service every two hours from St Helens Town Centre to Ormskirk & Edge Hill University from the current three times a day provision (152 service)

  • New Bus Provision for Waterside Village Housing Development in Lea Green (156 service)

  • Increased frequency on 32/32A (Clinkham Wood to Clockface via St Helens Bus Station)

  • Improved Sunday morning provision between Widnes & St Helens with a regular hourly service (17 service)

  • Chain Lane area now has a direct link to St Helens Hospital

  • New Sunday daytime service for Ravenhead Retail Park

  • Services on the same routes operating under the same numbers whatever the time of day to simplify the system and reduce any confusion.

The changes will come into effect on Sunday 4th September 2016.

A full list of the changes, along with details of alternative and new provision for any affected routes, can be found in the PDF below:

St Helens Bus Review Changes

St Helens is the latest area, following Kirkby, to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network over the next 12 months. Reviews of Sefton, Wirral, Liverpool and the rest of Knowsley will follow.

This is one of the first activities to start under the Bus Alliance, a formal partnership with operators Arriva and Stagecoach, with the aim of transforming bus services to encourage more people to take the bus.

Part of the review has been looking at the current supported bus network and considering how increasingly limited public resources can be focussed where there is most need.

Impacts of changes have been mitigated by re-routing or extending existing commercial services where possible to negate the need for a service supported by public funding. Some original proposals have been updated based on feedback from the consultation.

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