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New Look City Centre Bus Network November 24, 2008

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Merseytravel has stepped in to recast the city centre bus network, following the deregistration of some of the city’s key services.

The move, subject to an emergency tender by the passenger transport executive, will see an improved network in some areas, with new and stronger connections to key city destinations.

It will also ensure the continuity of services in many others.

The service changes, coming in from December 27th this year, will include revisions to the S1, S2, S3, 4 and 11 bus routes.

The S1, 4 and 11 bus routes, operated by Arriva and supported by Merseytravel, have been deregistered and Merseytravel has terminated the contracts for the Merseytravel funded S2 and S3 services, as part of the review.

In order to maintain links, the network will see four new services created, all operating under Merseytravel subsidised contracts (see notes and map for full route details).

Click ‘more for full details of the new city centre busses.

C2 route: 20min frequency Mon-Sat, Sun & Bank Hols
C3 route: 20min frequency Mon-Sat, 30min Sun & Bank Hols
C4 route: 20min frequency Mon-Sat supplemented on a Mon-Fri from Brunswick Stn to Queen Square to operate a 10min frequency between 07:02 & 08:42hrs
139 route: Will operate Mon-Sat every half an hour

All of the new services will be limited to Merseytravel’s fare structure – which means the maximum fare level per journey will be £1. Merseytravel and Arriva day tickets will also be accepted.

The new C2 service will improve connections to the city’s waterfront, including Princes Parade and Canada Boulevard and it will link into the operation times of the Mersey Ferries serving Queen Square Bus Station

The C3 will maintain many cross city connections, taking in Marybone, Queen Square Bus Station, Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool John Moores University, two cathedrals and Liverpool Women’s hospital.

The C4 will link Dingle, Brunswick Station, Brunswick Industrial Park, Mariners Wharf, Kings Parade, the Albert Dock, Paradise Street Interchange, James Street to Queen Square Bus Station (picking up elements of the previous 11 route).

All of the city’s major business districts, attractions and destinations will be linked by, or coordinate with, the recast network and all of the buses will interchange at Queen Square.

The services, to be rebranded, will come into play from December 27th and the emergency tender will run until October 2009. After this, the whole city centre network will be retendered by Merseytravel.

For details on bus services, including the proposed changes, contact Merseytravel’s award-winning Traveline team on 0871 200 2233.

Timetables for the new routes will be available on Merseytravel’s website from tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/service_timetables.html

Full route details

C2: Canada Boulevard – Princes Parade – Moorfields -Lime Street – Queen Square Bus Station (and vice versa)

C3: Marybone (off Vauxhall Road) – Queen Square Bus Station – Lime Street – Royal Liverpool Hospital – Liverpool John Moores University – via both Cathedrals – Liverpool Women’s Hospital – Crown Street – Royal Liverpool Hospital – Lime Street – Queen Square Bus Station – Hatton Garden – Marybone (and vice versa)

C4: Dingle – Brunswick Station – Brunswick Industrial Park – Mariners Wharf – Kings Parade – Gower Street/Albert Dock – Paradise Street Interchange – James Street – Queen Square Bus Station (and vice versa)

139: Queen Square Bus Station – Wavertree Tech’ Park – Old Swan – Broad Green Hospital – Page Moss Lane – Huyton Bus Station –Whiston – Prescot Bus Station

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