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 Christmas and New Year services

 Christmas and New Year public transport Christmas

It's that time of year when you need to know all about planned changes to Merseyside's public transport network over the festive period. This page provides you with everything you need to know.
Listed below is a summary of how services are running between 23 December 2014 and 3 January 2015. Over the next few weeks, we'll be adding more detailed information, such as full bus timetables for Boxing Day and New Year's Day, last train times and Merseytravel Travel Centre opening times, so keep checking back to find out the latest information.
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 Here's a summary of how public transport is running during the festive season:
  • This year, Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseyrail and running special 'night buses' and 'night trains' to get you home from Liverpool city centre on the four weekends leading up to Christmas. Click here for details of the night bus services and click here for details of the night train services.
  • To find out how your bus services are changing during the festive season, click here.


  • For details of special Christmas Day buses, click here.
  • For details of the special network of buses running on Boxing Day, click here


  • For details of Mersey Ferries services over the festive season, click here.


  • For details of changes to Merseyrail City, Northern and Wirral Lines, click here.


  • For details of planned Mersey Tunnel closures, click here.
  • Major engineering work will affect long-distance trains between Liverpool and London over the festive season. If you're heading south, please check your journey plans now by visiting
Don't forget, keep checking back - we'll be adding lots more useful information over the next few weeks.
The Merseytravel App and online Journey Planner won't contain details of these  amended services. Please do  not use our App or Journey Planner to plan journeys between 24 December and 2 January inclusive.
For detailed information about services over the festive season, please call our Traveline team on 0151 236 7676, nearer the time.
We updated this page at 1530 on Thursday 20 November.

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