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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 https://liverpoolcitycentrebus.commonplace.is/overview and you’ll find all the information you need. 

Liverpool

6 June 2021

Route 61 Liverpool - Halton Hospital
Service no longer serves Beechwood Arriva depot, instead carrying on straight along the busway. Service
now stops at St Chads School which replaces the previous timing point (Arriva depot) in both directions.
Times and route are otherwise unchanged.

Route 79/79C Liverpool - Halewood/Murdishaw
Route 79: Route and times are unchanged from 16 May 2021 timetable.
Route 79C: Service no longer serves Beechwood Arriva depot, instead carrying on straight along the
busway. Service now stops at St Chads School which replaces the previous timing point (Arriva depot) in
both directions. Times at Upton Community Centre are altered by up to 2 minutes.
Times and route are otherwise unchanged.


St Helens

7 June 2021

Route 22/22A Warrington - Earlestown, Ashton or Wigan
Route 22: is unchanged.
Route 22A: The previously withdrawn Monday to Friday journeys leaving at 2325 from Warrington to Earlestown Bus Station and 2004 from Earlestown Bus Station to Warrington are both reinstated.
Saturday and Sunday journeys are unaffected.



PDF files for bus services across the Merseyside region are now 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

Rethink Travel - how you can help keep everyone safe

The health and safety of both customers and staff is a number one priority for Merseytravel.

That’s why we are continuing to follow the Government's roadmap and advice while working closely with rail, bus and other transport operators to provide services across the region as lockdown measures are eased.

As of Monday 17 May we are in Step 3 of the Government Roadmap that includes more sectors re-opening. You can find out more details of what you can now do on the Government website.

Please follow our key advice and follow the safer travel guidance. Remember that some services may be busier as more people are travelling and capacity is currently still reduced due to social distancing.

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

Travelling to school

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, and social distancing still applies. Check out our top tips below and please check directly with rail and bus operators for the last service information and timetables on a regular basis as things may change.

Arrangements for different schools will vary, so it is vital that you check directly with your own school to understand any local arrangements being put in place.

Dedicated school bus services that specifically serve a school are running. For details please see our Buses which serve schools page. As they are dedicated services for that school, social distancing is not required on these services but is encouraged where possible.

On commercial bus operator services, used by other passengers, social distancing is still required and as a result capacity remains reduced.

We’ve got some important information and advice to help them there and back and keep everyone safe. For more information please visit the Rethink Travel campaign on the Merseytravel website before you travel. If you do need to use public transport you can plan your journey using the Merseytravel Journey Planner

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 as lockdown gradually eases. 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.

 

Merseyrail:

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.

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 7 June until 0630 on Tuesday 8 June
          From 2100 on Tuesday 8 June until 0630 on Wednesday 9 June
          From 2100 on Wednesday 9 June until 0630 on Thursday 10 June
          From 2100 on Thursday 10 July until 0630 on Friday 11 June

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