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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 grouped all the changes by area and listed them in date, then numerical order, so scroll down the list to see if your service is changing.

Liverpool

25 June 2022


Route X10  Kirkby - Liverpool - Birkenhead - Eastham - Rhyl - Pensarn
This year the the service is extended to run from Kirkby to Pensarn - operating as a limited stop service between Eastham and Pensarn. Journeys will now operate seasonally on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Starting this year from Saturday 25 June until 29 August. Subsequent years will start on the 2nd Saturday in June and run until the August Bank Holiday.


3 July 2022


Route 19  Liverpool - Gillmoss, Croxteth, Kirkby or Kirkby Admin 
Mondays to Saturdays daytime frequency decreased to every 12 minutes.
Sundays unchanged.

Routes 20 and 20X  Liverpool - Towerhill and Kirkby Admin 
The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime services are reduced to every 20 minutes. Times are changed throughout.
Sundays are unchanged.

Route 21  Liverpool - Northwood 
Mondays to Saturdays daytime frequency decreased to every 20 minutes. Times are changed throughout.
Sundays unchanged.

Route 82  Liverpool - Liverpool South Parkway or Speke 
Arriva:
No changes.
Stagecoach: Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime services are reduced from every 10 minutes by removing 2 journeys an hour in both directions, leaving alternate gaps of 10 then 20 minutes.
Sundays are not changed.

Routes 86, 86A and 86C  Liverpool - Childwall, Garston, Liverpool South Parkway or Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Arriva:
No change to services.
Stagecoach route 86: The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime service frequencies are reduced from every 15 to
every 20 minutes. Times are changed throughout. The Sunday service is unchanged.
Stagecoach route 86C: The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime frequencies are reduced from every 15 to every
20 minutes. Times are changed throughout.


24 July 2022


Routes 10, 10A and 10B   Liverpool - St Helens or Huyton
Route 10: No change.
Arriva Route 10A:
No change.
Stagecoach Route 10A:
No change.
Route 10B:
The Monday to Friday daytime service frequency is reduced from about every 10 to every 12 minutes. Times are changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

Routes 12 and 13   Liverpool - Stockbridge Village circulars
Routes 12 and 13:
Mondays to Saturdays frequency decreased to every 20 minutes.
Minor changes to some Sunday journeys.

Route 15   Liverpool - Huyton
Mondays to Fridays frequency decreased to every 12 minutes.
Saturdays and Sundays unchanged.

Routes 26 and 27   Liverpool - Sheil Road circulars
Mondays to Fridays daytime frequency decreased to every 12 minutes.
Saturdays and Sundays unchanged.

Routes 52 and 52A   Liverpool - Netherton/Old Roan
The Monday to Friday daytime combined frequency is reduced from about every 10 minutes to about very 12 minutes. The 52E short journeys from Liverpool to Linacre Lane are withdrawn. Times are changed throughout.
The Saturday and the Sunday times are changed.

Route 60   Bootle - Aigburth Vale
Monday to Friday journeys are retimed in both directions. The daytime frequency is formalised to every 15 minutes.
Saturday and Sunday times are unchanged.

Route 61   Bootle - Aigburth Vale
Route 61A:
Withdrawn for the summer.
Route 61: Monday to Friday journeys are retimed in both directions and formalised into a 15 minute daytime frequency.
Saturday and Sunday times are unchanged.

Route 62   Allerton (Penny Lane) - Bootle (North Park)
Monday to Friday daytime frequency decreased to 30 minutes.
Saturday and Sunday journeys are unchanged.

Routes 68, 68A and 68E   Bootle - Aigburth Vale
The Monday to Friday daytime service is reduced from about every 20 to every 30 minutes. Times are changed.
Some Saturday and Sunday journeys from Bootle are retimed at Green Lane, Bolan Street stop.

Routes 81, 81A and 881   Bootle - Speke, Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Jaguar Land Rover Factory
Route 81:
Monday to Friday times changed. Weekends unchanged.
Route 81A: Monday to Friday times changed. Weekends unchanged.
Route 881: unchanged.

Route 82   Liverpool - Liverpool South Parkway or Speke
Arriva:
Timing changes throughout.
Stagecoach: No changes

Routes 86, 86A and 86C   Liverpool - Childwall, Garston, Liverpool South Parkway or Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Arriva 86:
The service is reduced from about every 15 minutes to about every 20 minutes. Times are changed
throughout.
Arriva 86A: The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime services are reduced from about every 15 to about every 20
minutes. Times are changed throughout. Sundays remain unchanged.
Stagecoach services: No change - continue as 3 July 2022 timetable.





Southport

24 July 2022


Routes 375 and 385   Southport - Wigan
The Neverstitch Road timing point is now moved to Old Skelmersdale War Memorial on journeys heading towards Wigan, bringing it inline with Southport bound journeys. Ormskirk Bus Station is currently closed for redevelopment and the stops have been temporarily relocated. The times are otherwise unchanged.

St Helens

24 July 2022


Routes 10, 10A and 10B   Liverpool - St Helens or Huyton
Route 10: No change.
Arriva Route 10A:
No change.
Stagecoach Route 10A:
No change.
Route 10B:
The Monday to Friday daytime service frequency is reduced from about every 10 to every 12 minutes. Times are changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

Route 12   St Helens town centre circular
The 0830 Monday to Saturday journey is withdrawn. All other journeys are unchanged.
The Sunday service is unchanged.

Routes 32 and 32A   Clinkham Wood - Sutton Manor or Clock Face
Mondays to Fridays are unchanged.
Saturdays: From Clock Face the 32A journey at 1726 is altered to run through to Dalehead Place, the 32A journey at 1833 now departs at 1826 and is retimed throughout. All other journeys are unchanged.
Sundays are unchanged.

Routes 20 and 320   St Helens - Earleston, Ashton-in-Makerfield or Wigan
Route 20:
The Monday to Friday service is unchanged. The Saturday service now departs 5 minutes later in
both directions and is subsequently retimed throughout.
Route 320: No change.


Wirral

25 June 2022


Route X10  Kirkby - Liverpool - Birkenhead - Eastham - Rhyl - Pensarn
This year the the service is extended to run from Kirkby to Pensarn - operating as a limited stop service between Eastham and Pensarn. Journeys will now operate seasonally on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Starting this year from Saturday 25 June until 29 August. Subsequent years will start on the 2nd Saturday in June and run until the August Bank Holiday.

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