Updated: 4 August 2022
People travelling to, from and within the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel, due to proposed industrial action taking place on the public transport network during the next couple of weeks.
The action affects bus and rail services and as we don’t now how long it will continue, it is best to plan your journeys on a regular basis.
The majority of bus services in the Liverpool City Region are operated on a commercial basis by bus operators, including Arriva. Under the current bus system, these types of bus services are not provided under a contract to Merseytravel and the Liverpool City Region.
Merseytravel and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are not part of any negotiations between operators and the trade unions and are not in a position to be able to provide alternative services in case of this industrial action.
There is information and advice for you below and we’ll be bringing you updates as they come in.
There is planned strike action by members of Unite and GMB on Arriva services from:
Wednesday 20 July for a continuous, indefinite period
This will affect all Arriva services in the Liverpool City Region.
A number of unions have announced further strike action, co-ordinated across several train operators and Network Rail, on:
This means services will be severely reduced on city lines in out of Lime Street Station on the day of the strikes.
Train operators are advising essential travel only and that disruption is also expected on days either side of the strike days.
We advise that you check directly with your rail and bus operator for the latest information, including advice about advanced bookings, as things may change and at short notice.
If you do need to travel by public transport, please consider the following advice:
Mersey Ferries are a good cross river option with commuter services running every weekday.
Visit the Mersey Ferries website for timetables and more information.
Check direct with operators for the latest information and updates as things may change and at short notice.
The links below will take you to the latest information provided by each rail operator that operates within the city region.
If you are making a shorter journey, consider active travel options by either cycling or walking.
You can find out more information on Active Travel in the city region on the Merseytravel website.