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 Future bus service changes


On this page, you'll find details of confirmed future bus service changes.

As soon as a bus operator tells us they are changing a service and the change has been agreed by The Traffic Commissioner, or when we are changing a Merseytravel supported bus service, we'll list it on this page.

We've listed all the changes in date order, so scroll down the list to see if your service is changing.

If you'd like a printed copy of the new timetable sent to you in the post, please email us at

Avon Buses - 5 October 2018


On Friday 5th October 2018, Avon Buses ceased operating bus services on Merseyside. Please click here for updates on services previously operated by Avon Buses. 

5 November 2018


16/16A/17/17A Moreton - Clatterbridge Hospital
Routes 16/16A/17 are extended beyond Clatterbridge Hospital as circular services via Spital (16/16A), Eastham Rake rail station (16/17) and Raby (17). Route 17A journeys are replaced by additional 17’s. Times are changed. Services are now operated for Merseytravel by Stagecoach.

22/X22 Moreton – Chester
Journeys from Chester are extended through Moreton Cross to serve the Sandbrook estate before returning to Moreton Cross. Journeys from Moreton to Chester are retimed +3 minutes.

38/38A West Kirby – New Ferry/Bromborough/Mill Park
Most Monday to Saturday Route 38 journeys are extended via Eastham Rake to Eastham Country Park. Some times are changed.

73 Heswall – Poulton Lancelyn
New Monday to Saturday Merseytravel daytime service operated by Eazibus, runs via Barnston and Bebington.

80 West Kirby – Newton circular
New Monday to Saturday Merseytravel hourly daytime service operated by Stagecoach.

82 West Kirby – Greasby circular
New Monday to Saturday Merseytravel hourly daytime service operated by Stagecoach, runs via Irby.

91 Birkenhead - Holmlands Estate
New Monday to Saturday Merseytravel daytime service operated by Stagecoach. Unlike the Saturday route the weekday service doesn’t serve Claughton Village or Prenton but does serve Oxton village. The Saturday service is unchanged.

144 Bootle – Netherton circular
Monday to Saturday Merseytravel service now operated by Hatton’s travel. Times are unchanged.

628 Moreton Cross – Hilbre High School; Hoylake Road – Hilbre High School
652 Moreton Shore - Wirral Grammar School
The 0801 and 0802 Route 628 journeys and the 0743 Route 652 journey are now operated for Merseytravel by Stagecoach. 

23 November 2018


239 Prescot - Broadgreen Hospital
The frequency is reduced to every 40 minutes and the route is revised in the Prescot area.

You can see whether your new timetable is available yet by visiting our Bus timetable search page and entering your service number.  

The above is to be used as a guide, with detail being added/corrected as the timetable leaflets are processed.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​