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Arriva keep Runcorn and Widnes moving

31 January 20

Arriva have introduced several new services following the recent announcement by Halton Transport to cease trading. Ensuring services were available for the people of Runcorn and Widnes the very next day.

Arriva are pleased to announce the extension 61 service from Broadgreen into Liverpool, which has been possible with the support of Merseytravel.

The extension of the Arriva network allows customers access to all of Arriva’s great value saver tickets across the North West. Arriva’s variety of ticket options mean that it’s never been better value to travel around Halton and right across the North West.

For local journeys within Runcorn and Widnes our Halton Zone ticket is perfect for you, or for longer journeys the Merseyside Plus ticket will cover your needs in Halton and take you across the whole of Merseyside and into Warrington.

Commuters can enjoy the convenience and save more with our four-weekly ticket, and for families, enjoying outings have never been easier with our great value family ticket. All our buses accept contactless payment, making your journey even smoother.

Not only have Arriva introduced new services but have successfully recruited 45 drivers and 4 engineers, though the selection process is still ongoing due to the unprecedented number of candidates.

Regional Managing Director of Arriva North West and Wales, Phil Stone said; ‘It has been incredibly important for us at Arriva to make sure the highest quality drivers and engineers were recruited to ensure smooth operation of all new services.

We are excited to announce that 49 staff from Halton Transport were able to join the Arriva team and we’re thrilled to have them on board.’