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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Nine New Mercedes-Benz Minibuses for Arriva Winsford & Macclesfield

On 8th July 2017 Arriva North West launched Nine Mercedes-Benz Minibuses with the Mellor Strata body for their Winsford Depot and Macclesfield Outstation.

LM17 WLU on route 3

These Buses will be used on Northwich Services 2 and 4 and Macclesfield services 2,3,4,6,9 and 21 meaning Four Buses will be based at Winsford with the other Five being based at Macclesfield Outstation.

LM17 WLU on route 9

Registrations and fleetnumbers are as follows:

4700 - LM17 WLR
4701 - LM17 WLP
4702 - LM17 WLV
4703 - LM17 WLU
4704 - LM17 WOA
4705 - LM17 WOC
4706 - LM17 WOH
4707 - LM17 WOB
4708 - LM17 WOD

With these Buses entering service it means other Buses must move on, At the time of Writing Optare Solo SR's 708 (MX12 KVD) and 709 (MX12 KVE) have moved over to Runcorn Depot.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Liverpool Bus Review 23rd July 2017

On the 23rd July the Merseytravel Liverpool Bus review changes will come into affect, Here is all the changes to services:

3/3A/3B Huyton Industrial Estate - Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Operator:
Selwyns Travel
Change: New Service introduced replacing Services 163/263 (Huyton - Halewood) and 883 Huyton Industrial Estate - Liverpool John Lennon Airport). Service will operate every half hourly between Huyton and Halewood and hourly to Liverpool Airport
Timetable: Click HERE

4 Liverpool One Bus Station - Sefton Park
Operator:
Peoplesbus Limited
Change: New Service introduced replacing City Circulars C4/C5
Timetable: Click HERE

30 Liverpool - Dingle Mount
Operator:
Stagecoach
Change: Service now starts earlier at the evening and runs all day Sundays, Service will now be operated by Avon Buses
Timtable: Click HERE

76 Liverpool One Bus Station - Halewood
Operator:
Arriva
Change: Evening and Sunday frequency is reduced to Hourly
Timetable: Click HERE

101 Princess Parade - Liverpool Royal Hospital
Operator: Cumfybus
Change: This Service is Withdrawn

Cumfybus Aintree Optare Solo MX53 FDU on route 101

163/263 Huyton - Halewood
Operator: Stagecoach
Change: This Service is Withdrawn, partly replaced by new services 3/3A/3B

173 Liverpool - Belle Vale
Operator:
HTL Buses
Change: This service is Withdrawn

174 Allerton Libary/Penny Lane - Belle Vale
Operator:
HTL Buses
Change: Service re-routed to serve Woolton Village, Service will no longer serve Allerton Libary at Evenings or on Sundays
Timetable: Click HERE

883 Huyton Industrial Estate - Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Operator:
Avon Buses
Change: This service is withdrawn, partly replaced by new Services 3/3A/3B

C4/C5 Liverpool - Dingle Mount
Operator:
Cumfybus
Change: Except for the 6:51 trip from Dingle this service is withdrawn and is partly replaced by new route 4

Cumfybus Aintree Optare Solo YD63 VBU on route C4
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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Thirteen Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 City's for Arriva Wrexham!

Arriva Buses Wales have invested in Thirteen Alexander Dennis Enivro 400 City's for their Wrexham Depot For the Sapphire 1 Service that operates between Wrexham and Chester Railway Station.


CX17 BYH on route 5 to Llangollen @Stephen Woods

The E400 Citys will be replacing previous generation 2008 (CX58) registered Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s that currently operate the route. (4402-4410/4421/4422) These Buses have operated this service since April 2013.


J600 ABW on route 1 to Chester

Of the displaced Enviro 400s 4402 - 4409 are going to Rhyl and 4410,4421 and 4422 are going to Winsford
CX17 BYK on route 1 to Chester

The Fleetnumbers and Registrations for the E400 Citys are as follows:

1000 - CX17 BYA
1001 - CX17 BYB
1002 - CX17 BYC
1003 - CX17 BYD
1004 - CX17 BYF
1005 - CX17 BYG
1006 - CX17 BYH
1007 - CX17 BYJ 
1008 - CX17 BYK
1009 - CX17 BYL
1010 - CX17 BXN
1011 - CX17 BXO
1012 - CX17 BXP

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Merseyside Independent Bus Operators Fleet Changes June 2017

Welcome to my monthly Blog Post for Merseysides independents Fleet Changes for June, From now on i plan to write up a post monthly to reflect the changes to the fleets:

Cumfybus

Withdrawn
Optare Solo's VX51 RBF and YS02 UCC have been Withdrawn

Reinstated
Optare Solo MX08 DHL has been reinstated

Hattons Travel

Additions
Transbus International Dart SN03 WLE is now here, It was last with Metrobus and still wears their livery

Note
Transbus International Dart SF53 JZA was involved in an RTA this month, it is likley this Bus will be Withdrawn

Monday, 17 April 2017

Sefton Bus Review Changes 23/04/17

On the 23rd April 2017 there will be a number of service changes to Bus Services that operate in Sefton as part of the Merseytravel Bus Review.

30/30A Ashworth Hospital - Dingle
Operator:
HTL Buses
Change: Service cut back to operate between Liverpool One and Dingle only. This Service will now be operated by Stagecoach.
Click HERE for Timetable

231 Maghull Circular
Operator:
Cumfybus
Change: Service renumbered 31/31A, The 31A will serve Coronation Road, Addition trip from Maghull at 00:03 is introduced to connect with the last Train.
Click HERE for Timetable

232/233 Maghull Circular
Operator: Cumfybus
Change: Service is renumbered 32 and 33, Service is re-routed to serve Green Lane, Service is extended to loop around M58 Roundabout for better access to Ashworth Hospital.
Click HERE for Timetable

32A Maghull Circular
Operator: Cumfybus
Change: New Evening and Service Service introduced linking Moorhey Road, Maghull Square and Maghull Station.
Click HERE for Timetable

234 Maghull Circular
Operator:
 Cumfybus
Change: Service renumbered 34/34A, Service will be re-routed to serve Park Road and School Lane, Evening and Sunday service introduced.
Click HERE for Timetable

236 Magull Circular
Operator:
HTL Buses
Change: Service is renumbered 36, Frequency increased to hourly, Service will serve Maghull Station, Evening and Sunday Service introduced.
Click HERE for Timetable

43 Carr Lane - High Park
Operator: Arriva
Change: Trips to High Park will be renumbered 46A
Click HERE for Timetable

46A Carr Lane - Russell Road
Operator: Arriva
Change: Early morning 46A trips are renumbered 46B
Click HERE for Timetable

56 Netherton - Liverpool City Centre
Operator: Arriva
Change: The service is re-routed to go via Vauxhall Road instead of Scotland Road, Service in Liverpool City Centre is changed to finish on Victoria Street
Click HERE for Timetable

CX58 GBY on route 56


58A Netherton - Liverpool
Operator: Arriva
Change: Evening and Sunday Service introduced operated by Arriva
Click HERE for Timetable

103 Waterloo Interchange - Aigburth Vale
Operator:
Maghull Coaches
Change: Most trips are withdrawn except the 06:23 trip from Waterloo Interchange to Liverpool One, This service will be operated by Avon Buses
Click HERE for Timetable

135 Watts Lane - Bootle  (Daytime Service)
Operator: Avon Buses
Change: Service extended from Bootle to Dingle via Liverpool One Bus Station and from Watts Lane to Netherton (Magdalene Square)
Click HERE for Timetable

135 Bootle - Aintree Station (Evening Service)
Operator: Stagecoach
Change: Frequency is reduced to hourly, Service re-routed to serve Millers Bridge, Service now operated by Avon Buses
Click HERE for Timetable

157 Bootle - Aintree Hospital
Operator:
Cumfybus
Change: Service Withdrawn

159 Bootle - Aintree Hospital
Operator:
Avon Buses
Change: Evening and Sunday service introduced operating Hourly, trips will be operated by Avon Buses
Click HERE for Timetable

300 Liverpool - Southport
Operator:
Arriva
Change: Evening Service introduced between Liverpool and Lydiate
Click HERE for Timetable

310 Liverpool - Skelmersdale
Operator:
Arriva
Change: Evening service introduced between Liverpool and Maghull
Click HERE for Timetable


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Liverpool Airport to Manchester City Centre Coach Returns!

On the 3rd October North West Coachlines replaced the Liverpool Airport to Manchester City Centre Service witch had been Withdrawn by Terravision a couple of months previously.

Dennis Javelin FB53 LCT on the X40


The Service runs daily (Except Christmas Day) from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Manchester Sackville Street and Manchester Shudhill, Coaches Leave at the following times:

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

05:50, 07:20, 08:50, 10:20, 11:50, 13:20, 14:50, 16:20. 17:50, 19:20, 20:50, 22:20, 23:50

Manchester Shudhill Stand G

04:00 (Stand L) 05:30, 07:50, 08:50, 10:00, 11:30, 12:50, 14:50, 16:00, 17:50, 19:00, 20:30, 22:00

Manchester Sackville Street (Stand TA)

04:10, 05:40, 08:00, 09:00, 10:10, 11:40, 13:00, 15:00, 16:10, 18:00, 19:10, 20:40, 22:10

Prices for the Service is £8 Single and £15 return for Adults and £4 Single and £7.50 Return for Children if bought online, Walk on single fares are £10 for Adults and £5 for Children, There is no Return option for walk on Passengers currently, Tickets must be bought at least 12 hours in Advance. To buy a ticket you need to visit The North West Coachlines Website.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Wigan Buses Limited to Cease Trading

On October 3st Wigan Buses Limited will Cease Trading due to their Manager wishing to retire, This will mean there will be some changes to the services Wigan Buses operate.

605/606 Wigan - Highfield Grange
This Service will be operated by Stagecoach

607 Wigan - Ashton Heath
This Service will be operated by Hattons Travel
SN56 AXB on route 607
610 Wigan - Hawkley Hall
This Service will be operated by Stagecoach

613 Wigan - New Springs
This Service will be operated by Hattons Travel
SN56 AXA on route 613
620 Ashton in Makerfield - Hindley Green
This Service is Withdrawn but replaced by extended Cumfybus 559 Service (Operating Ashton in Makerfield - Bolton)
YT51 EAP on route 620
630 Wigan - Platt Bridge
This Service will be operated by Stagecoach

YN04 XYX on route 630 to Platt Bridge