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Your weekly update, keeping you in touch with planned changes to Merseyside’s public transport and tunnels. This does not include diversions to buses that have been implemented due to roadworks or special events.

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Planned changes to bus services

There are no planned changes to bus services in the Merseyside area this week.

PDF files for bus services across the Merseyside region are available to download from the Bus Timetables link below:

Bus Timetables

For further information on future changes the following links may prove useful:

Bus Service Changes

Arriva       Stagecoach

If you’re using public transport the wearing of a face covering is no longer mandatory, however you may still consider wearing one on busy services.

Travel to and from school

For ways to travel to and from schools, including commercial services, please use our Journey Planner to find the right service for you.

Alternatively, you can check out the list of schools using this link to see which buses serve specific schools and view their dedicated booklets. These services are in addition to the regular bus network. You can also view these bus routes and times on our timetables page.

Planned changes to rail services

City Line:

For information on any changes please check with the rail operator you are travelling with.




Northern Line

There are no planned engineering works this week.

Wirral Line

Chester line:

Essential engineering work will be taking place at Bache for four weeks from Sunday 19 March.

The last two trains from Liverpool Central to Chester will terminate at Bache. Bache to Chester will be a rail replacement bus service.

Due to roadworks in Liverpool City Centre as part of Liverpool City Council’s Connectivity Scheme, rail replacement buses will no longer stop at Liverpool Central or Liverpool Lime Street. They will be stopping at Moorfields and James Street only (depending on which services are affected) to minimise disruption to Merseyrail services.  

Full times of trains and rail replacement buses can be found in the Journey Planner


For further details of upcoming engineering work please check the following link:

Merseyrail Planned Engineering Work


For further details, and information regarding any additional changes, please visit the Merseyrail website.

Planned Mersey Tunnels Closures

The Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be closed to all traffic on the following nights whilst we undertake essential maintenance work:

  • From 2100 on Monday 20 March until 0630 on Tuesday 21 March
  • From 2100 on Tuesday 21 March until 0630 on Wednesday 22 March
  • From 2100 on Wednesday 22 March until 0630 on Thursday 23 March
  • From 2100 on Thursday 23 March until 0630 on Friday 24 March

During the closure of the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel, the Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel will remain fully open in both directions.

The above information is currently correct but closures may be subject to change.