Changes to West Kirby bus services from September

A bus stop previously served by Avon Buses
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Proposed changes to bus services to and from West Kirby from September will help Arrowe Park Hospital nursing staff with early starts, and see the return of a half hourly connection to Eastham.

The 81 service from West Kirby to Arrowe Park Hospital will be changed so it fits around hospital shift times in the morning peak. It is also being rerouted and will run via Greenbank Road, rather than Black Horse Hill.

The 38 service between West Kirby and Eastham via Moreton and Birkenhead will return to its pre-Covid frequency, with services every half an hour between Monday and Saturday, rather than every hour.

There will be a slight reduction in the number of 437 services between West Kirby and Liverpool after 10pm at night – down to every 30 minutes rather than 20.

The alterations are part of a raft of changes across Liverpool City Region from 4 September.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, which oversees public transport, said: “These changes are being proposed to ensure that a sustainable network is in place which reflects changes in travel demands and patterns whilst continuing to maintain bus network coverage, encourage passenger growth, and promote bus as a preferred mode of travel.

“While some services have seen a good rate of recovery in passenger numbers since the removal of Covid-19 restrictions, others have not. This means that they may require changes to their route or timetable to allow them to remain sustainable.

“Enhancements to some bus services are included in these proposals, including the creation of some new bus links.”

Detailed timetables are expected to be released in August.

Over the coming months, a lower adult single bus fare will be introduced which will mean passengers will be able to travel across Liverpool City Region for no more than £2.

Read more about the changes at: https://lcrbusreview.commonplace.is/

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