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Runcorn and Widnes service changes

05 September 17

New Mersey Bridge

It’s all change for those travelling between Runcorn and Widnes, with the impending opening of the Mersey Gateway in autumn 2017.

Once the new bridge opens Arriva services will be revised as below. 

 

New Mersey Gateway Bridge – SERVICE UPDATE (12.10.17)

Due to us only being informed of the opening date at short notice, we will be unable to implement the full network change in the Runcorn and Widnes area as detailed below.

Once the bridge opens on Saturday 14th October, we will continue to operate services to their current routes in Runcorn (via the Old Town) and divert over the new bridge, however services will not serve Westbank in Widnes as previously advised. Services will operate to the current timetable but will be subject to some delays to cover the diversion.

Frequency increase and new evening journeys on service 110 will also not start until the full network change is implemented.

 
Service 1

No Change

 

Service 2

No Change

 

Service 3A, 3C

No Change

 

Services 79A, 79C - Download Timetable
  • Short Journeys between Runcorn and Hough Green (79A):

Runcorn High Street , Devonshire Place, Greenway Road, Moughland Lane, Clifton Road, Busway to Halton Lea then via busway to Runcorn Spur Road, to Roundabout, onto A533 continue over the Mersey Gateway Bridge to Widnes loops then come off to Ashley Way and make a left turn and then right into Victoria Road then as current route to Arley Drive. Return via the reverse of above route to Greenway Road, Leiria Way, Busway to Runcorn High Street.

  • Monday to Saturday daytime journeys through to Liverpool:

Runcorn High Street, Busway, Bridge Street, Heath Road South, Ivy Street, Langdale Road, Boston Avenue, Norlene Crescent, Winsor Grove, Laburnum Grove, Linkway, Grangeway, Busway to Halton Lea then via busway to Runcorn Spur Road, to Roundabout, onto A533 continue over the Mersey Gateway Bridge to Widnes loops then come off to Ashley Way and make a left turn and then right into Victoria Road then as current route to Liverpool. Return via the reverse of above route to Runcorn High Street.

  • Evening and Sunday journeys through to Liverpool

Alternating route out of Runcorn as above, 1 per hour Via Clifton Road and 1 per hour via Heath Road South (combine to every 30 minutes to Widnes and Liverpool)

Journeys to Whitehouse industrial estate will no longer operate on service 79C, please see 110.

 

Service 82A - Download Timetable

From Liverpool one as current route to Liverpool Road, Leigh Avenue, right onto Kingsway, Left onto Vicarage Road. Start from Vicarage Road, left onto Widnes Road, right Brynn Street, left Alfred Street, right Gerrard Street, Left Green Oaks Way, left Green Oaks, onto Leigh Avenue, Liverpool Road then as current route to Liverpool. As the new route will be a ‘loop’ in Widnes passengers may catch the bus at Kingsway and remain on board to return back to Liverpool.

Most* journeys will no longer operate to Runcorn now finishing in Widnes Passenger will need to change to/from other routes over the New Mersey Gateway.

*Tendered Morning trips will start from Halton Hospital to Runcorn High Street as current then via Daresbury Expressway over Mersey Gateway Bridge. Commercial Morning trips will operate from Halton Hospital direct over Mersey Gateway Bridge via A533 and some Evening trips will do the reverse to Halton Hospital. 

 
Service 110 - Download Timetable
UPDATE: Will now serve Castlefields and Astmoor (Eddison Road) to cover Astmoor Industrial Estate.

Frequency Increased to run every 15 minutes
New Windmill Hill, Murdishaw to Widnes evening service introduced.
Sunday service to run same route as weekdays

  • Monday to Sunday – Daytimes

Murdishaw, Busway, Halton Lea, Busway, Tyrrell Way, Castlefields Avenue East, Astmoor Road, Busway, Astmoor Rd and then Bridgewater Expressway, continue over the Mersey Gateway Bridge to Widnes loops then come off to Ashley Way and make a left turn and then right into Victoria Road then as current route to Warrington.  Return via the reverse of above route to Murdishaw. 

Three AM and PM trips start and finish at Whitehouse Industrial Estate.

  • Monday to Sunday – Evenings

Windmill Hill via busway to Murdishaw via busway to Halton Lea, Busway, Tyrrell Way, Castlefields Avenue East, Astmoor Road, Busway, Astmoor Rd and then Bridgewater Expressway, continue over the Mersey Gateway Bridge to Widnes loops then come off to Ashley Way and make a left turn and then right into Victoria Road then as current route to Widnes Green Oaks.  Return from Widnes via Current route to Victoria Road then the reverse of above route to Windmill Hill.

 

Service X1 - Download Timetable

Windmill Hill via Busway to Halton Lea via Busway to Tyrrell Way, Castlefields Avenue East, Daresbury Expressway, Mersey Gateway Bridge, Ditton Junction, Speke Rd and as current route to Liverpool. From Liverpool via current route to Speke Road then via Ditton Junction, Mersey Gateway Bridge, Daresbury Expressway, Astmoor Road, Castlefields Avenue East, Tyrrell Way, Busway to Windmill Hill. Service will serve all stops in Runcorn and limited as current in Liverpool.

 

Service X30

No Change.


Highlights
  • 7 to 8 minute frequency over the Mersey Gateway Monday to Saturday daytimes
  • 15 minute frequency over the Mersey Gateway Sunday
  • Increased frequency and new Evening service on 110
  • Unfortunately Arriva will no longer be able to service Westbank in Widnes

     

Your new network (Valid from Bridge Opening)

Runcorn Bus Network Map

  

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