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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Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, bus services are subject to change depending on national government advice. We are working closely with transport operators as the Coronavirus situation develops. Please keep an eye on our dedicated page for the latest details using the link below:
There are no planned changes to bus services this week. The latest timetables for services across Merseyside are available to download as PDF's from the Merseytravel website:
The health and safety of both customers and staff is a number one priority for Merseytravel. That’s why we are continuing to follow national Government advice and we’re working closely with rail, bus and other transport operators to provide services as safely as possible.
From Thursday 5 November the Government’s new national restrictions are in place in England until 2 December. You can find out more details on the Government website.
This means you should avoid all non-essential travel.
If you do need to use public transport please follow our advice and help keep everyone safe. Remember, you must not travel or use public transport if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms, are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Do continue to walk or cycle where possible. If you’re using public transport, we're continuing to ask you to rethink how you travel and consider when and by what means you travel.
Please follow our important journey planning advice including planning ahead and try to avoid busy times and routes.
Don’t forget to wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, for the whole of your journey to help keep everyone safe. They are still mandatory on public transport and at all enclosed areas of transport hubs including all rail stations, ferry terminals and Merseytravel Centres.
The way we use public transport has changed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
So, if you’re travelling to and from school college, university or are a parent, we’ve got some important information and advice to help get you or your children there and back and keep everyone safe.
The information and links here will help you plan how you will travel. You are encouraged to walk and cycle if you can, especially if you live within a mile or two of your school, leaving public transport available for those who live a little further away.
Buses and trains are running to get you to and from school, but capacity may be reduced due to social distancing. As it is difficult to predict demand across every service, please check direct with rail and bus operators for the last service information, timetables on a regular basis as things may change.
Arrangements for different schools, colleges and universities will vary, so it is vital that you check directly with your own school or college to understand any local arrangements being put in place.
School bus services resumed on Tuesday 1 September. School specific timetables are available to download here:
With information on additional services available here:
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.
For further details, and information regarding any additional changes, please visit the Merseyrail website.
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.