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 Wirral Bus Network Review

Wirral Bus Network Review

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

Plans for Wirral include:

  • Access to Bromborough Industrial estate will now be provided by the 38 service, which will serve a wider range of areas including Birkenhead
  • 124 / 125 service from New Brighton on evenings and Sunday will now go beyond Seacombe and on to Woodside
  • 84 service has been re-routed via Poulton Lancelyn and extended to Heswall, providing more access to Clatterbridge Hospital
  • The 90 route extended to provide service to the Holmlands Estate to fill the gap left by the withdrawal of the 154/155 service 

The changes will come into effect on Sunday 3rd September 2017. A full list of the changes can be in the PDF found below:
 
Wirral Bus Network Review – Final Changes.pdf
 
An online survey gave members of the public the chance to give their thoughts on the initial proposed changes. Three drop-in events also took place, in Liscard, Bromborough and Birkenhead, so that members of the public could speak to Merseytravel staff about the proposals and give their feedback.
 
This consultation period followed events in February and March 2017, which saw over 850 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.
 
Wirral is the latest area following Kirkby, St Helens, Sefton and Liverpool, to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network which began last year. A review of the rest of Knowlsey is due to follow in the near future.
 
This is one of the activities that come 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. The network reviews do involve all operators though.
 
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.
 
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.
 
If you have any further questions or further feedback, please email us at comments@merseytravel.gov.uk.

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