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 Knowsley Bus Review

Knowsley Bus Network Review

Knowsley is the final 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.
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 open. People who live or work in Knowsley are be able to comment on proposed changes to the area’s bus network during a final consultation period starting at 10am on Friday 9th March through until 5pm on Monday 19th March.
Details of the proposed changes, including maps, can be found by following the links below.
Knowsley Bus Network Review - Proposed Changes

Consultation 2 - 245, 246 and 247 Timetable

The easiest way to give your views is via our online survey, which is open for the duration of this stage of the consultation.


There will also be three drop-in events where members of the public can speak to Merseytravel staff about the proposals and give their feedback. These will take place on the following days between 10am – 3pm:

  • Tuesday 13 March – Halewood One Stop Shop
  • Wednesday 14 March - Tesco Prescot
  • Monday 19 March – Huyton Bus Station


This consultation period follows 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.
We will be 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 2018.
As in other areas where we've already undertaken these reviews, it is anticipated that we will work with the operators to re-route some commercial services (i.e. those without public subsidy) to cover areas previously served by publicly supported services.
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.

If you have any further questions or further feedback, please email us at