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 Knowsley Bus Review

Knowsley Bus Network Review

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

Plans for Knowsley include:

  • Improved links to Manor Farm Primary Care Resource Centre (Manor Farm Road).
  • Renumbering of Merseytravel 892 & 290 journeys.
  • Enhanced provision of the previous 892 journeys to operate on a Saturday & Sunday
  • Enhanced provision for 217/227 service on a Saturday & Sunday. Evening & Sunday journeys via Longview Drive renumbered 217A 

The changes will come into effect on Sunday 22nd July 2018. A full list of the changes can be in the PDF found below:
Knowsley 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 Halewood, Huyton and Prescot, so that members of the public could speak to Merseytravel staff about the proposals and give their feedback.
This consultation period followed events in November and December 2017, which saw over 200 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.
Knowsley is the final area in this set of reviews, following Kirkby, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Liverpool, to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network which began in 2016.
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.
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