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 Bus re-routing proposals - Liverpool City Centre


The opportunity to comment closed on 2 August. Merseytravel will now be looking at the responses alongside Liverpool City Council and the bus operators. We will update you in the autumn on the final route plans that will be introduced in January 2020. 

From January 2020 there will be changes to bus routes in Liverpool City Centre and where many people get on and off. ​
 
​The changes are in response to Liverpool City Council’s £45m City Centre Connectivity Scheme. It aims to transform the city centre, making it a cleaner, greener, more attractive place for everyone, where walking and cycling are more viable options to get around. This will be achieved by improving public realm and changing how traffic moves through the city, reducing congestion and improving air quality.

If your route and stops are proposed to change, you can find out more here.

 
 

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The scheme includes lane reductions on The Strand and Victoria Street, the closure of Lime Street and Mann Island to through traffic and the creation of a bus hub at Old Haymarket to reduce the number of buses parking on-street and travelling around the city centre.  You can find out more about the scheme here.
 
The vast majority of people who catch the bus (82%) won’t be affected by bus re-routing and will be able to get on and off as they do now. However, there will be changes for a significant number of people – around 11,000 a day.
 
Services will generally split into north/south termination and starting points, with Queen Square and Liverpool ONE bus stations, and the areas around them, the main alighting and boarding points.
 
While the city centre is compact and walkable, for those who need it, a free, cross-city bus service will run every six minutes between Queen Square and Liverpool ONE bus stations, with stops at key locations. ​ 
   
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