Christmas Transport Update

Fri, December 14th, 2018

Here’s a roundup of bus, train and ferry services across the Christmas and New..

Here’s a roundup of bus, train and ferry services across the Christmas and New Year period.

Late night buses and trains

Buses run from Liverpool City Centre, Sir Thomas Street to Chester Centre or to Ellesmere Port every Friday and Saturday night throughout the year.

There are buses from Liverpool ONE Bus Station to Liverpool Airport via Penny Lane every night of the year.

Additional Trains will operate on Friday nights/Saturday mornings 14 and 21 December and Saturday nights/Sunday mornings 15 and 22 December.

Trains will run a limited service at 1.30am from Liverpool Central to Hooton, stopping to drop off only at Birkenhead Central, Bebington, Bromborough and Hooton stations; and from Liverpool Central to Southport, stopping to drop off only at Waterloo, Formby and Southport stations.

Check www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates, www.merseyrail.org/christmas or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December

Buses will mostly run to Saturday timetables, most services will finish earlier than usual – check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or ring Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

Wirral, Northern and City line rail services will finish early - check www.merseyrail.org/christmas or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Mersey Ferries will run to their normal timetable with an early finish. The last ferry will depart from Liverpool Pier Head at 1500 arriving at Seacombe 1520, Woodside 1530 and finishing at Pier Head at 1550. Check Mersey Ferries website www.merseyferries.co.uk. or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open throughout the holiday period. Both tunnels will be toll free from 2200 on Monday 24 December until 0600 on Wednesday 26 December

Christmas Day –Tuesday 25 December

A special network of free bus services, funded by Merseytravel, will run between approximately 12 noon and 6pm, covering most hospital routes - check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

No other bus services will operate.

No trains will operate.

Mersey Ferries will not operate.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open throughout the holiday period. Both tunnels will be toll free from 2200 on Monday 24 December until 0600 on Wednesday 26 December

Boxing Day - Wednesday 26 December

A limited network of buses, part funded by Merseytravel, will run - check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

Soccerbus will not run for the Liverpool vs Newcastle United match.

No trains will operate

Mersey Ferries will not operate.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open throughout the holiday period. Both tunnels will be toll free from 2200 on Monday 24 December until 0600 on Wednesday 26 December

Thursday 27 December

Some buses will operate a normal service, others will operate Saturday services - check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details

For Wirral, Northern and City line rail services check www.merseyrail.org/christmas or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruises will run from 1100 until last departure at 1500, arriving at Seacombe 1520, Woodside 1530 and finishing at Pier Head at 1550. No commuter services will operate - check Mersey Ferries website www.merseyferries.co.uk or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open as usual.

Friday 28 December

Some buses will operate a normal service, others will operate Saturday services - check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details

For Wirral, Northern and City line rail services check www.merseyrail.org/christmas or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruises will run from 1100 until last departure at 1500, arriving at Seacombe 1520, Woodside 1530 and finishing at Pier Head at 1550. No commuter services will operate - check Mersey Ferries website www.merseyferries.co.uk or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open as usual.

Saturday 29 December

Some buses will operate a normal Sunday service, others will operate a Saturday service check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details

For Wirral, Northern and City line rail services check www.merseyrail.org/christmas or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruises will run from 1100 until last departure at 1500, arriving at Seacombe 1520, Woodside 1530 and finishing at Pier Head at 1550. No commuter services will operate - check Mersey Ferries website www.merseyferries.co.uk or call Customer Services 0151 330 1000 for details.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open as usual.

Sunday 30 December

Buses will mostly run a normal Sunday service, some services will not operate - check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details

For Wirral, Northern and City line rail services check www.merseyrail.org/christmas or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruises will run from 1100 until last departure at 1500, arriving at Seacombe 1520, Woodside 1530 and finishing at Pier Head at 1550. No commuter services will operate - check Mersey Ferries website www.merseyferries.co.uk or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open as usual.

New Year’s Eve – Monday 31 December

Buses will mostly operate a normal or Saturday service, most services will finish earlier than usual check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or Customer Services 0151 330 1000 for details

Wirral, Northern and City line rail services will finish early - check www.merseyrail.org/christmas or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruises will run from 1100 until last departure at 1500, arriving at Seacombe 1520, Woodside 1530 and finishing at Pier Head at 1550. No commuter services will operate - check Mersey Ferries website www.merseyferries.co.uk or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open as usual

New Year’s Day – Tuesday 1 January 2019

A limited network of buses will run - check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

For Wirral, Northern and City line rail services check www.merseyrail.org/christmas or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Mersey Ferries will not operate.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open as usual.

Wednesday 2 January 2019

Most bus services will return to normal - check Merseytravel Christmas & New Year Transport Guide, www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or call Customer Services on 0151 330 1000 for details.

For Wirral, Northern and City line rail services check www.merseyrail.org or www.northernrailway.co.uk

Normal Mersey Ferry services resume, with the first Commuter service at 0720 from Seacombe Ferry and the first River Explorer Cruise at 1000 from the Pier Head.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Mersey Tunnel and the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be open as usual.

Customer Services - 0151 330 1000

Open from 0700 to 2000 on Mondays to Fridays and from 0800 to 2000 on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays

Our Customer Services will be open normally throughout the holiday, except for the following days:

24 December: 0700 - 1800 25 December: closed all day 26 December: 0800 - 2000 31 December: 0700 - 1800 1 January: 0800 - 2000

Merseytravel Travel Centres

Merseytravel Travel Centres will be open normally throughout the festive season, except on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January when they will be closed.

For more information about public transport over the Christmas and New Year holiday, pick up a copy of the Christmas Summary booklet available from any Merseytravel Centre or visit our website - www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates

For travel disruption information, particularly during any severe weather, please visit the travel alerts section of our website www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates or the Merseytravel app under the disruptions tab.

If you're heading out of the region by rail please check your journey plans by visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk

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