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Planned changes to bus services

22 January 2023

 

Route Changes Timetable
Routes 3 and 3A  Huyton - Halewood or John Lennon Airport 

Times are changed throughout.

3, 3A
Route 7  Liverpool - Huyton or Warrington

Mondays to Fridays: times are changed.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

7
Route 10B and 10S Liverpool - Huyton or Prescot

Routes 10 and 10A: no change
Route 10B: 2 morning journeys in each direction now operate as route10S between Liverpool and Prescot, missing out Huyton (see route descriptions).
All other journeys are unchanged.

10, 10A and 10B
Routes 12 and 13  Liverpool - Stockbridge Village circulars

Routes 12 and 13: Mondays to Fridays times are changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

12 and 13
Routes 14, 14A, 14B, 14C and 14X Liverpool - Croxteth or Kirkby

Timing changes to Arriva and Stagecoach morning journeys on Mondays - Fridays.

14, 14A, 14B, 14C and 14X 
Route 15  Liverpool - Huyton

Mondays to Fridays minor timing changes.
Saturdays and Sundays unchanged.

15
Route 17  Chain Lane - St Helens - Sutton Manor - Widnes

Route 17: The Arriva service route is shortended and now runs between Chain Lane and Widnes Green Oaks, no longer serving Vicarage Road. The service is also re-routed around Laffak, now turning left from Bosworth Street onto Chain Lane, omitting Old Nook Lane and Paisley Avenue. Monday to Saturday times
are changed throughout.
The Merseytravel service, operated by HTL, is also re-routed now turning left from Bosworth Street onto Chain Lane, omitting Old Nook Lane and Paisley Avenue. In Widnes the service is re-routed along Lockett Road, in line with the daytime service. Times are otherwise unchanged.

17
Routes 20 and 320  St Helens - Earlestown and Ashton in Makerfield or Wigan

Route 20: No change.
Route 320: Monday to Friday times are changed. The Saturday and Sunday services are unchanged.

20 and 320
Route 26 and 27  Liverpool ONE - Sheil Road circulars

Mondays to Fridays times are changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

26 and 27
Routes 28 and 28A St Helens - Blackbrook -St Helens - St Helens Hospital - St Helens cicular and Haydock Industrial Estate

Route 28: The 1500 journey from Hall Street now departs at 1510 and runs 10 minutes later along the route. All other journeys are unchanged.
Route 28A: is unaltered.

28 and 28A
Route 31  St Helens - Parr

Monday to Friday times are changed.
Saturday and Sunday services are unchanged.

31
Routes 37, 38, 38A and 152  St Helens - Rainford circulars, St Helens - Crank - Rainford and St Helens - Ormskirk

Routes 37 and 38 Monday to Friday times are changed.
Routes 38A and 152 are unchanged.

37, 38, 38A and 152
Route 47  Liverpool - Crossens 

The Monday to Friday times are changed.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

47
Routes 52, 52A and 52B Liverpool - Netherton, Old Roan or Bootle

Mondays to Fridays times changed.
Saturdays and Sundays unchanged.

52, 52A and 52E

Route 53  Liverpool - Crosby

Arriva: Mondays to Fridays times are changed.
Stagecoach: Mondays to Fridays times are changed.

53

Routes 54 and 54A  Liverpool - Thornton

Monday to Friday: Times are changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

54 and 54A

Routes 55 and 55D  Liverpool - Old Roan

Route 55: The Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. Sunday times from Liverpool have changed
Route 55D: Unchanged

55 and 55D

Route 56  Liverpool - Netherton

Monday to Friday times are changed along the route.
Saturday and Sunday services are unchanged

56

Routes 58 and 58A Liverpool - Netherton

58: Mondays to Fridays times are changed. The Merseytravel bus service (starting at Netherton at 0539), operated by PeoplesBus is unchanged.
58A: Mondays to Fridays times are changed from Liverpool to Netherton. From Netherton into Liverpool the buses are timed 1 minute earlier at Trinity Road.
Some stops renamed to bring in line with the digital timetable.

58 and 58A
Route 60  Bootle - Aigburth

Mondays to Fridays: times changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays: minor retimings.

60
Routes 61 and 61A  Bootle - Aigburth

Mondays to Fridays: times are changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays unchanged.

61 and 61A
Route 61 Liverpool - Halton Hospital 

The Monday to Friday and Saturday times are changed throughout.
Sunday times are unchanged.

61
Route 62  Penny Lane - Bootle  

Changes are made to Monday to Friday times. Saturday and Sunday times remain unchanged.

62
Route 63 Bootle - Aintree Hospital

Monday to Friday times have changed.

63
Routes 68, 68A and 68E  Bootle - Aigburth Vale

Mondays to Fridays: Minor timing changes.
Saturdays: unchanged.
Sundays: some minor timing changes to evening journeys towards Aigburth Vale (68A).

68, 68A and 68E
Route 75  Liverpool - Halewood

Mondays to Fridays: times are changed.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

75
Route 76  Liverpool - Halewood  

Monday to Friday times are changed.

76
Route 78  Halewood - Liverpool

Mondays to Fridays times are changed throughout.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

78
Routes 79 and 79C  Liverpool - Halewood and Murdishaw

Route 79: Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. Saturday and Sunday times are unchanged, although there are some corrections to Saturday evening journeys from Liverpool ONE.
Route 79C: Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. The Saturday journeys that depart from Murdishaw at 1145, 1215 and 1748 are retimed at some stops along the route along the route.
Saturday journeys towards Murdishaw and Sunday times are unchanged.

79 and 79C
Routes 80 and 80A  Liverpool - Speke

Monday to Friday times are changed.
Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

80 and 80A
Routes 81 and 81A Bootle - Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Speke 

Route 81: Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. Saturday and Sunday journeys have minor retimings at some stops.
Route 81A: Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. Saturday are unchanged.
Route 881: remains unchanged.

81, 81A and 881
Route 82  Liverpool - Garston or Speke

Arriva: Times are changed Mondays to Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.
Stagecoach: Times are changed Mondays to Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

82
Route 82A  Liverpool - Murdishaw

The Monday to Friday journeys are retimed throughout. Saturday and Sunday journeys now start an hour earlier with three additional Saturday evening journeys from Murdishaw to John Lennon Airport and one additional Saturday evening journey from John Lennon Airport to Murdishaw.

82A
Routes 86, 86A and 86C Liverpool - Garston or Speke or Hope University

Arriva services: The Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. Saturdays and Sundays remain unchanged.
Stagecoach 86: The Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. Saturdays towards Liverpool ONE are changed between 0920 and 1800. Saturdays towards Liverpool South Parkway and Sundays are unchanged.
Stagecoach 86C: Monday to Friday times are substantially changed before 0900 (up to 10 mins earlier), then minor changes at certain points in the route. On Saturdays minor changes between 0805 and 1730 at certain timepoints.

86, 86A and 86C
Route 89  St Helens - John Lennon Airport

Monday to Friday times are changed.
The Saturday and Sunday services are unchanged.

89
Route 97 and 97A Kirkby circulars Route 97: Times and route are changed. All trips are rerouted via Bewley Drive, Peatwood Avenue, Gaywood Avenue and Broad Lane; missing part of Moorgate Road.
Route 97A: No change
97 and 97A
Route 102  Aintree University Hospital - Broadgreen Hospital or Page Moss

Times are changed (evening journeys after 1800 hours are unchanged).

102
Route 133  Kirkby - Waterloo

Minor timing changes to the first journey of the day and afternoon journeys to/from Kirkby Admin.
1816 journey to Waterloo Interchange now leaves Kirkby Admin at 1832.
1712 journey to Kirkby Admin now leaves Waterloo Interchange at 1722.

133
Route 144  Bootle - Litherland circular

Start times from Bootle Bus Station are unchanged, however there are minor timing changes to the rest of the route (Mondays to Saturdays only).
Saturday journeys now run at slightly different times to Mondays to Fridays.
Sundays are unchanged.

144
Routes 166 and 188  Belle Vale and Halewood circulars

All times have changed

166 and 188
Route 174  Belle Vale - Penny Lane

Monday to Friday times have changed.

174
Route 204 Liverpool ONE - Belle Vale

The long-term diversion via Upper Parliament Street, Mulgrave Street and Princess Avenue towards Liverpool ONE is now permanently registered.
Mondays to Fridays: minor timing changes. Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged.

204
Route 300  Liverpool - Lydiate or Southport

The main daytime service is unchanged. There are some minor re-timings for the Monday to Friday evening journeys that run between Lydiate and Liverpool only (both directions). The Saturday and Sunday journeys are unchanged.

300
Route 310 Liverpool - Maghull or Skelmersdale

All times are changed.

310
Route 319  Kirkby - Skelmersdale

New route 319 operating between Kirkby Bus Station and Skelmersdale Concourse with a 30 minute Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime frequency. Evenings and Sundays operate an hourly frequency.

319
Route 345  Liverpool - Waddicar - Kirkby

Mondays to Fridays: times are changed.

345
Routes 375 and 385  Southport - Wigan

Monday to Friday times are changed on both services.
The Neverstitch Road timing point replaces Old Skelmersdale War Memorial on journeys heading towards Wigan.

375 and 385
Route 409  Wallasey Village - Woodside circular

Monday to Friday times are changed throughout. On Saturdays the 0729 journey from Birkenhead Bus Station to Wallasey Village is now retimed at St Albans Road 2 minutes earlier at 0745. All other Saturday times are unchanged.

409
Route 410  New Brighton - Clatterbridge Hospital

The Monday to Friday 0720 journey from New Brighton and 0830 from Clatterbridge both now run 5 mins earlier throughout. Saturday times are unchanged but there are additional journeys in both directions at 2210 and 2310, the latter finishing at Birkenhead. On Sundays all daytime journeys prior to 1830 depart 5 mins later with additional journeys in both directions leaving at 2110, 2210 and 2310, the latter finishing at Birkenhead.

410
Route 411  New Brighton - Woodside - New Brighton

Most journeys are retimed to run about 5 minutes earlier.

411
Route 500  Liverpool John Lennon Airport - Liverpool - Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Times changed and additional stop.

500
Route 699  Greenbank Student Village - University of Liverpool or Liverpool City Centre  

Monday to Friday times are changed.

699
Route 835  Northwood - Liverpool Freeport

Times have changed. 

835
Routes 897, 898 and 899  Huyton or Page Moss to Kirkby Admin

Route 897: Times are changed throughout.
Route 898: The HTL morning service is unchanged. Times are changed throughout on journeys operated for Merseytravel by Arriva.
Route 899: Times are changed throughout. Route descriptions and timing points updated.

897, 898 and 899



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, including the impact of any proposed strike action,  please check with the rail operator you are travelling with.

 

Merseyrail:


Sunday 22 January


New Brighton line

Trains will run Birkenhead North – Liverpool Central.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

Birkenhead North – New Brighton


Northern line

There will be no Northern line trains running from Liverpool Central. Rail replacement buses will run between Sandhills and Moorfields, and between Sandhills and Hunts Cross.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

Hunts Cross – Moorfields - Sandhills

 

Saturday 28 January


New Brighton line

Trains will run Birkenhead North – Liverpool Central.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

Birkenhead North – New Brighton

 

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

Merseyrail Planned Engineering Work

From 9 January there were changes to times across the Merseyrail Network, including a temporary reduction to three trains an hour on the Kirkby Line between approximately 0900 and 1630 Monday to Friday. For details  please use the links below:

Timetable Change from 9 January

Kirkby Line Timetable Update

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

Planned Mersey Tunnels Closures

There are no planned full closures of the Mersey Tunnels this week.

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