Quality Bus Network

A more convenient way to travel

Arriva have partnered with Stagecoach, MerseyTravel and local councils to make bus travel in Merseyside quicker and more convenient.

As part of the Quality Bus Network scheme, certain routes within the Merseyside area provide a frequent 'turn up and go' service and it doesn't matter which bus operator's ticket you have - as long as it's an accepted Arriva or Stagecoach ticket, you can jump on any of those services!

How does the Quality Bus Network work?

  • It improves bus journeys by making bus timetables more regular so you don't have to wait as long
  • There are improved facilities at bus stops so you can get the information you need
  • It offers multi-operator tickets so that certain Arriva tickets can be accepted on Stagecoach services

Routes and tickets available on the Quality Bus Network

Find out which Arriva tickets are accepted on the following Arriva/Stagecoach routes below.

RouteDay TicketWeekly Ticket4-Weekly TicketAnnual TicketStudent Ticket
1 | 1A Chester to Blacon

10 | 10A | 10B Liverpool to St Helens

14 | 14 | 14B | 14X Liverpool to Willow Way only

15 | 15A Chester to Saughall

53 Liverpool to Crosby only

82 | 82D Liverpool to Garston or South Parkway

86 | 86C | 86D Liverpool to Garston or South Parkway

471 | 472 Liverpool to Heswall

Please note

Arriva tickets are not valid on Stagecoach services beyond these points:

  • 14/14A/14B between Tower Hill and Croxteth (Willow Way)
  • 86C between Allerton and Hope University
  • 15A Journeys to or from the Countess of Chester Hospital

Quality Bus Network services also accept the following MerseyTravel tickets:

  • Solo
  • Trio
  • Saveaway
  • MyTicket
  • Free travel passes

Buy tickets

You can buy tickets for the Quality Bus Network services in Merseyside here.

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