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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

9 January 2022


Route 699 Greenbank Student Village - University of Liverpool or Liverpool city centre
Monday to Friday times are changed.


16 January 2022


Routes 166 and 188 Belle Vale and Halewood circulars
Route 166: Remains unchanged.
Route 188: A limited Saturday service is introduced. The evening and Sunday service remains suspended.

Routes 471 and 472 Liverpool - Heswall
Arriva:
The Monday to Friday daytime 471 service no longer operates. Subsequently the Monday to Friday daytime 471 service is reduced to every 60 mins in both directions (operated by Stagecoach). The 472 remains at a 20 minute frequency. Some 472 morning journeys from Heswall are retimed along the route while there is a minor amendment by 1 minute on some arrival times for journeys into Heswall.
Evenings, Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.
Stagecoach: No change


23 January 2022


Route 7 Liverpool - Huyton or Warrington
Times are changed throughout.

Routes 8, 8E and 9 Liverpool - Huyton circulars
Times are changed throughout.

Route 10 Liverpool - St Helens
The Saturday service is reduced to a 30 minute frequency. Times are changed with the first bus from Queen Square now departing at 0704 and from St Helens at 0554.
The Monday to Friday and Sunday services are unchanged.

Routes 12 and 13 Liverpool - Stockbridge Village circulars
Routes 12 and 13: Some Monday to Friday times are changed.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

Route 14 Liverpool - Croxteth or Towerhill
The Monday to Friday Service is reduced to every 12 minutes. Times are changed.

Route 15 Liverpool - Huyton
The timing point for journeys to Huyton at East Prescot Road, Eaton Road is replaced by Pilch Lane, East Prescot Road.
The Monday to Friday service is reduced from every 7-8 minutes to about every 10 minutes. Times are changed.
Saturday and Sunday journeys are retimed with evening journeys to Huyton now departing from Queen Square 4 minutes earlier.

Route 18 Liverpool - Croxteth Park circular
Journeys are retimed throughout.

Route 19 Liverpool - Gillmoss, Croxteth, Kirkby or Kirkby Admin
Monday to Friday times are changed on some morning and afternoon journeys.
Saturday and Sunday services are unchanged.

Routes 20 and 20X Liverpool - Towerhill/Kirkby Admin
The Monday to Friday service has various journey times changed throughout the day, including some early morning journeys.
On Saturdays the 0626 jouney from Towerhill now runs a minute earlier. All other Saturday journeys are unchanged.
Sundays are unchanged.

Route 21 Liverpool - Northwood 
The Monday to Friday service has various times changed throughout the day.
Saturdays from Kirkby have a minor time change in that the 0613 and 0633 journeys now run a minute earlier. All other Saturday journeys are unchanged.
Sundays are unchanged.

Routes 26 and 27 Liverpool - Sheil Road circulars 
Journeys are retimed throughout.

Route 47 Liverpool - Crossens
Times are changed.

Route 53 Liverpool - Crosby
Arriva: Times are changed, mainly along the route, although some departure times are changed.
Stagecoach: No change.

Routes 54 and 54A Liverpool - Thornton
Route 54 and Route 54A: Journeys from Thornton are retimed along the route, subsequently times are
changed for journeys from Sir Thomas Street.

Routes 55 and 55D Liverpool - Old Roan
Route 55 is unaltered.
Route 55D is retimed along the route.

Route 60 Bootle - Aigburth Vale
The Monday to Friday daytime frequency is reduced to 15 minutes. Times are changed.

Route 61 Bootle - Aigburth Vale
The Monday to Friday daytime frequency is reduced to 15 minutes. Times are changed.

Route 75 Liverpool - Halewood
Monday to Friday daytime service is decreased to about every 12 minutes. Times are changed.
Saturday and Sunday times are changed.

Route 76 Liverpool - Halewood
Times are changed along the route.

Route 78 Halewood - Liverpool
Times are changed along the route with some Monday to Friday departure times from Queen Square
changed (the 1601 and 1631 departures now leave 5 minutes later).

Routes 80 and 80A Liverpool - Speke/John Lennon Airport
Route 80: Journeys retimed along the route with some departure times also changed from Morrisons.
Route 80A: Journeys retimed along the route with some departure times also changed from Liverpool
John Lennon Airport.

Route 300 Liverpool - Lydiate or Southport 
Times are changed on the main daytime service.
The evening and early Sunday journeys that run between Lydiate and Liverpool only are unchanged.

Route 310 Liverpool - Maghull or Skelmersdale
Monday to Saturday times are changed.
Sunday times are changed only on journeys from Liverpool.

Route 407 Liverpool - West Kirby 
Journeys are retimed.

Route 464 Liverpool - New Ferry
Monday to Friday and Saturday times are changed.
Sundays are unchanged.

Route 500 Liverpool John Lennon Airport - Liverpool - Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Saturday times now differ from Mondays to Fridays and are on a seperate page.
Times are changed throughout.

Route 982 Liverpool John Lennon Airport - Runcorn
Service is withdrawn.

Route X2 Liverpool - Preston 
Times are changed throughout.
Also an additional Sunday morning journey operates from Southport to Preston at 0834.

Route X3 Liverpool - Kirkby/Knowsley Industrial Park
The 0705 trip from Gilmoss to Whitechapel is retimed to run 5 minutes earlier.


Southport

23 January 2022


Route 2 Southport - Preston 
Monday to Friday times are changed along the route from Preston. From Southport the daytime service is unchanged but the evening service is retimed from the Cock and Bottle onwards. The last bus from Southport is also retimed to leave at 2309.
The Saturday and Sunday daytime service is unchanged but there are time changes from late afternoon onwards.

Routes 44 and 44X Crossens - Kew or Formby
Monday to Friday: Minor changes to 2 morning journeys towards Formby.
All other times unchanged.

Routes 46 and 46B Carr Lane - Russell Road
Route 46B: Times changed.
Route 46: Remains unchanged.

Route 47 Liverpool - Crossens
Times are changed.

Route 300 Liverpool - Lydiate or Southport 
Times are changed on the main daytime service.
The evening and early Sunday journeys that run between Lydiate and Liverpool only are unchanged.

Routes 375 and 385 Southport - Wigan
Times are changed.

Route X2 Liverpool - Preston 
Times are changed throughout.
Also an additional Sunday morning journey operates from Southport to Preston at 0834.

St Helens

16 January 2022


Route 12 St Helens Town Centre circular
The Monday to Saturday service is unchanged. 
The Sunday service frequency is reduced to 2 hourly and is now operated on behalf of Merseytravel by Cumfybus.

Route 33 St Helens - Sutton Heath circular
The daytime service is unaltered.
The evening service is reduced to 2 hourly and is now operated on behalf of Merseytravel by Cumfybus.

Route 156 Garswood - St Helens - Lea Green or Ashton - St Helens
The Monday to Saturday daytime service is unchanged.
The Evening and Sunday service from Ashton to St Helens is reduced to every 2 hours and is now operated on behalf of Merseytravel by Cumfybus.

Route 602 Newton le Willows - Ashton in Makerfield
Monday - Saturday evening service frequency is increased to hourly. Journeys from Newton Hospital to Ashton are slightly retimed along the route.
Sunday frequency is also increased to hourly.


23 January 2022


Route 10 Liverpool - St Helens
The Saturday service is reduced to a 30 minute frequency. Times are changed with the first bus from Queen Square now departing at 0704 and from St Helens at 0554.
The Monday to Friday and Sunday services are unchanged.

Routes 17 and 30 St Helens - Widnes and Chain Lane - St Helens - Sutton Manor
The Monday to Saturday evening and the Sunday services are reduced.
The Monday to Saturday Arriva daytime services are unchanged.

Routes 20 and 320 St Helens - Earlestown and St Helens - Ashton or Wigan
Route 20: The Monday to Friday journey at 1705 from St Helens is retimed along the route. All other weekday journeys are unchanged. The Saturday service is reduced to every 40 minutes. Times are changed.
Route 320: Times are changed throughout.
The first Monday to Friday journey from St Helens to Ashton is now at 0510 and from Ashton to St Helens departs at 0540.
The Saturday daytime service is reduced to every 20 mins, now operating between St Helens and Wigan.

Routes 32 and 32A Clinkham Wood - Sutton Manor or Clock Face
Mondays - Fridays unchanged.
Saturdays: 32 and 32A daytime services each reduced to an hourly frequency.
Sundays unchanged.

Routes 34 and 34A St Helens - Newton-le-Willows or Leigh
Monday to Friday and Saturday: times changed. Frequency reduced.
Sunday: unchanged

Routes 35 and 35A Gillars Green - St Helens Junction and St Helens - Gillars Green
The Monday to Saturday daytime frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes.Times are changed.

Route 37 St Helens - Eccleston - St Helens
The Monday to Saturday service is unchanged.
The Sunday service is reduced to a 2 hourly frequency with the first bus leaving St Helens at 0829.

Routes 38, 38A and 152 St Helens - Rainford circular, St Helens Crank - Rainford and St Helens - Ormskirk
Route 38A Monday to Saturday evening service is reduced. The first Sunday morning bus now leaves St Helens at 0733 and continues at a 2 hourly frequency.
Routes 38 and 152 are unchanged

Route 60 St Helens - Windle Hall Drive circular
The Monday to Saturday daytime service operated by Hattons is unchanged.
The evening Merseytravel service is now reduced to 2 journeys departing St Helens Hall Street at 2019 and 2219. The Sunday Merseytravel service now starts and finishes earlier with the first
bus leaving Hall Street at 0819 and operating a 2 hourly service until the last bus at 2219.

Route 89 St Helens - Liverpool John Lennon Airport
The Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime journeys are reduced to a frequency of about every 30 minutes.
Times are changed.

Route 141 St Helens - Earlestown
Monday to Saturday evening service is reduced from 3 to 2 journeys in each direction. Times are changed.
The first Sunday journey from St Helens Junction station to St Helens is unchanged all other Sunday journeys run 10 minutes later.

Route 329 St Helens - Warrington
Arriva: Most journeys are retimed along the route with some changes to departure times.
Link Network: Times are unchanged.

Route 352 St Helens - Wigan
From St Helens to Wigan some Monday to Friday afternoon/early evening times are changed.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.
From Wigan to St Helens the Monday to Friday daytime journeys are retimed along the route.
Some Saturday morning journeys are also retimed. Sundays are unchanged.

Route 360 Warringon - Wigan
Times are changed throughout. Some timing points are changed/renamed for accuracy.

Route 920 St Helens - Haydock Industrial Estate
Times are changed along the route with some variations on Saturdays and Sundays to the rest of the week.


24 January 2022


Route 297 St Helens - Kirkby
Times are changed along the route.
The Merseytravel service operated by Cumfybus in not affected.

Wirral

16 January 2022


Routes 471 and 472 Liverpool - Heswall
Arriva: The Monday to Friday daytime 471 service no longer operates. Subsequently the Monday to Friday daytime 471 service is reduced to every 60 mins in both directions (operated by Stagecoach). The 472 remains at a 20 minute frequency. Some 472 morning journeys from Heswall are retimed along the route while there is a minor amendment by 1 minute on some arrival times for journeys into Heswall.
Evenings, Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.
Stagecoach: No change


23 January 2022


Route 407 Liverpool - West Kirby 
Journeys are retimed.

Route 409 Wallasey Village - Woodside Circular
Minor time changes throughout.
Saturday afternoon times now differ along the route to Monday to Friday journeys.

Route 418 New Ferry - Birkenhead Bus Station circular
Times are changed.

Route 464 Liverpool - New Ferry
Monday to Friday and Saturday times are changed.
Sundays are unchanged.

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