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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

On Sunday 24th January 2021, many services operating into Liverpool city centre were re-routed as part of the Better Roads city centre connectivity project. If you want to find out if your service has been affected, then please click on the following link and you’ll find all the information you need.

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

PDF files for bus services across the Merseyside region are available to download from the Bus Timetables link below. As the situation continues to evolve please continue to check the following useful links for updates on bus services:

Bus Timetables

Arriva       Stagecoach      Coronavirus: Bus Service Updates

Bus Service Changes

Rethink Travel - how you can help keep everyone safe

Thank you to all our customers for their support and co-operation during the past 18 months.

  • As we start to get back to doing the things we love and travel more, we’re asking you to keep up the good work and follow the below advice so that your journeys continue to be as smooth and safe as possible.
  • If you’ve been cycling and walking more, try to keep that up if you can. It’s a great way to stay active and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • If you’ve not used public transport for a while, it’s a good idea to plan your journey and check timetables as some services have changed while you’ve have been away.
  • Although face coverings are no longer mandatory we’re encouraging you to wear them especially on busy services and crowded places out of respect for others.
  • It’s also a good idea to keep washing your hands before and after every journey

For more information please visit the Rethink Travel campaign on the Merseytravel website before you travel.


Returning to 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

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, rail services are subject to change depending on national government advice. We are working closely with transport operators. Please keep an eye on our dedicated page for the latest details using the link below: 

Coronavirus: Rethink Travel

City Line:

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



There are no planned engineering works on the Merseyrail network this week.

We continue to remind passengers that they must follow government-issued advice.

You can find more information on current Merseyrail timetables here.


Lift Improvement Works

Merseyrail are constantly making improvements to our network for the benefit of our customers.

Full details of the latest projects can be found here.

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 September until 0630 on Tuesday 21 September
  • From 2100 on Tuesday 21 September until 0630 on Wednesday 22 September
  • From 2100 on Wednesday 22 September until 0630 on Thursday 23 September
  • From 2100 on Thursday 23 September until 0630 on Friday 24 September

During the closure of 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.