Reviews are one of the key work areas of the Bus Alliance which is seeing Merseytravel, Arriva and Stagecoach work together to transform bus services to encourage more people to take the bus.
Changes to bus services in Sefton as part of the on-going bus network reviews are set to be introduced on Sunday, April 23.
The reviews are one of the key work areas of the Bus Alliance which is seeing Merseytravel, Arriva and Stagecoach work together to transform bus services to encourage more people to take the bus.
However, network reviews involve all bus operators in the area that is under review.
Changes to services in Sefton include:-
• Improved link between Maghull and Aintree University Hospital
• Improved evenings & Sundays provision linking South & East Maghull to Maghull Station
• Evenings & Sundays service introduced on service 58
• Evenings & Sundays service introduced on service 144
• Evenings & Sundays service introduced on service 159
• Extended hours of operation of service 300 between Liverpool & Lydiate and 310 between Liverpool & Maghull
• 300 & 310 timetable better co-ordinated in Maghull
Full details of the changes can be found on the Merseytravel website at www.merseytravel.gov.uk/busreview
Historically bus routes have been considered on a piecemeal basis and the idea is to consider the commercial network and the supported network as a whole for the first time, to ensure it best reflects current working and living patterns and new developments and how they are served.
Part of the review has been looking at the current supported bus network and considering how increasingly limited public resources can be focused where there is most need.
Frank Rogers, chief executive of Merseytravel said: “The review of the Sefton bus network has resulted in some significant improvements, which have resulted in better links for part of the area than were previously available.
“We’ve worked hard with operators to devise this new simpler, clearer network and have listened to people who live and work in Sefton, making some changes to our initial proposals as a result.”