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 Liverpool Bus Network Review

Liverpool Bus Network Review

Residents in Liverpool have helped shape the borough’s bus network following a consultation on plans to create a simpler, clearer network.
Plans for Liverpool include:
  • The introduction of a new number 4 service that will provide access from the north of Sefton Park into Liverpool One via the Marina area
  • New commercially run 165 service which will provide service along Bowring Park Road between Rocky Lane and Queens Drive. The new 164 and 165 service commenced on Monday 10 July 2017 and the timetable is available here.
  • New 3/3A/3B service which maintains the link between Halewood and Huyton for a longer period of the day that is currently available
  • Revised 174 service provides service to Woolton Hill Road
The changes will come into effect on Sunday 23rd July 2017.
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:
Liverpool Bus Network Service Changes Liverpool Bus Network Service Changes - Route Descriptions
Liverpool is the latest area, following Kirkby, St Helens and Sefton, to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network which began last year. A review of Wirral is currently taking place, with the rest of Knowsley to follow.
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

Merseytravel, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Tel: 0151 330 1000  |  Fax: 0151 330 1234