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 Consulting on Service Changes

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Consulting on Service Changes

As part of the Liverpool City Region Bus Strategy, Merseytravel, working with bus operators, is carrying out a regular cycle of reviews of bus services, supported and commercial, in each district, with the aim of getting more people using the bus by creating a better bus experience.

A key part of those network reviews is the consultation process that helps develop the final network with valued input from stakeholders, bus users and the wider public.  

While these reviews have looked at the all services across each district, there are occasions where operators may look to make changes to their commercial services on a route-by-route basis, as well as any changes to individual supported routes outside of the network review process. 

As part of the Liverpool City Region Bus Alliance, Stagecoach and Arriva have recognised the value of consultation and have pledged to consult in advance on any significant changes to their commercial services, where possible.  

In the Merseyside Region, operators have committed to limit changes to four key dates, where possible, throughout the year to stabilise the network and build confidence in bus services. In advance of these dates, consultation on any proposed changes will take place to help inform operators and Merseytravel of the potential impact they will have.


Withdrawal of night journeys on 1 service  ( Liverpool & Chester)

The feedback from the public and stakeholders has now been considered by the operator of the service, Stagecoach.  Please see below a detailed response to the comments received. The revised timetable is also available below. ​



Changes to the 3/3A (Huyton Industrial Estate - Halewood - John Lennon Airport) service

The feedback from the public and stakeholders has now been considered by the Bus Team.  Please see below a detailed response to the comments received. The revised timetable is also available below. 



Changes to the 211 (Speke Circulars) service

The feedback from the public and stakeholders has now been considered by the Bus Team.  Please see below a detailed response to the comments received. The revised timetable is also available below. 



Changes to the 121 and 214/215

Merseytravel have sought feedback on the changes to the 121,214 & 215. These changes are proposed as the services have suffered with punctuality problems for some time, with the timetable being revised on two previous occasions to try and address the issues. Unfortunately the service is still struggling to keep to time, due mainly to the length of the route and the congestion that is experienced in areas that it serves.

Consultation responses:

 

Bus Consultations - Previous Outcomes

A number of bus consultations have already taken place accross the network. The response and outcomes to these completed consultations can be seen below. 
 
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