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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


29 January 2023

Route Changes Timetable
Routes 166 and 188  Belle Vale and Halewood circulars

Route 188: is amended to correct an error in previous registration which swapped Garden Lodge Grove from the daytime route to the evening route.
Route 166: is unchanged.

166 and 188



29 January 2023

Route Changes Timetable
Route Heswall - Poulton Lancelyn circular

Monday to Saturday times are changed with some journeys timed a minute later at Warren Hey on a Saturday.



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

There are no planned engineering works this week.


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.