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Page last updated: 19/01/2021

Rethink Travel - how you can help keep everyone safe

The health and safety of both customers and staff is a number one priority for Merseytravel.

That’s why we are continuing to follow national Government advice and we’re working closely with rail, bus and other transport operators to provide necessary services as safely as possible.

The Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) is now subject to the Government’s national restrictions.

This means you must stay at home wherever possible, to help prevent the spread of the virus.

You can only travel for essential reasons such as going to work if you cannot work from home and medical appointments. You can find out more details on the Government website.

If you need to travel:

  • You should minimise your journeys and stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live.
  • Walk or cycle where possible
  • If you need to use public transport plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes 
  • Please follow our key advice below and follow the safer travel guidance

Please read our full advice before travelling

Mersey Tunnels
Mersey Ferries
Bus Services
Rail Services
Cycling and Walking



Going to School



What you need to know

We’re doing everything we can to give you up to date service information and important advice about how to keep yourself and others safe while using public transport.

Cleaning regimes have also been enhanced both onboard services and at stations.

There is a particular focus on things that people touch regularly, such as doors, handrails, seats, ticket machines, toilets. There is more information on operator sites (links above).

The information you need, including things like where to sit, how to queue, one way systems, is being provided in a variety of ways including:

  • online
  • via social media
  • posters at bus stops, bus and rail stations and ferry terminals
  • on-board all public transport services

Trains, buses and ferries are running but remember that capacity is reduced due to social distancing.

All Merseytravel Centres are operating their normal hours.

For other sources of information you can visit the Combined Authority website