Following last month's collapse of Avon buses, many local residents were left with no services to get to work, school or hospital appointments.
Merseytravel replaced school routes and identified some alternatives for other areas of the borough. However, once again residents in the South Wirral area found themselves isolated and forgotten with no service between Spital and Bromborough/Raby Mere/Eastham Ferry and no direct route to Arrowe Park Hospital, a walk of up to a mile being necessary to pick up the nearest Arriva bus; far in excess of the standard 400 yards.
Councillor Mary Jordan wrote to the Chief Executive of Merseytravel, expressing her dismay that residents of Spital and the wider South Wirral area are isolated and with the cold winter months approaching, travelling for many vulnerable people would be curtailed, hospital visits becoming almost impossible.
The Conservative Group representative on Merseytravel, Councillor Paul Hayes, worked closely with the local councillors and Merseytravel have now announced new routes for our areas to commence on 5th November.
16/17 Moreton Cross – South Wirral Circular
Services will be re-instated as previous route, but will be extended to operate a circular route via Spital, Eastham, Mill Park and Raby Mere giving links from South Wirral to Arrowe Park & Clatterbridge Hospitals. This service will run every 30 minutes, Monday to Saturday.
73 Heswall to Poulton Lancelyn via Barnston and Bebington
This is a new circular service which will run from Heswall Bus Station, through Barnston and Bebington Village and Spital. It will operate every 60 minutes, Monday to Saturday
For further details of this, and other bus routes, click here