Bus at Birkenhead Bus Station (c) Olivia Beatty
Bus at Birkenhead Bus Station (c) Olivia Beatty

Night buses will run hourly between Liverpool and the Wirral starting next Friday.

The highly-anticipated bus will start on December 8, with services running on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The N1 will be operated by Stagecoach and will run from 12:30am every hour till 5am. Tickets will cost £2 weekly – monthly passes will not be accepted.

The new service will run between Birkenhead and Allerton including stops in Toxteth, Wavertree and Mossley Hill.

Night buses in Liverpool have not operated since the Covid-19 pandemic.

MerseyNewsLive spoke to the people of Liverpool for their opinions on the new buses.

Liv Fairclough, 20 said: “I think it should be everyday of the week, they made life easier for everyone especially if you worked in a minimum wage job in a bar – you would spend half your wages paying for a taxi to get home.”

Adam Boyce, 20 said: “It will be good for people trying to get home safe while on a night out. It’ll also be a lot cheaper – they won’t be walking dreading the cost of an Uber, they will be home safe in 20 minutes on a bus.”

Maureen Bowler, in her 60s, said: “It’ll be good for the young ones to get them home safe.”

Jack Taylor, 22 said: “It is definitely a step in the right direction hopefully after a while they will make night buses go to more places around Liverpool, like Crosby, so everyone can get home safely and cheap.”

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “We’ve been working closely with local campaigners, students, late night workers and our hospitality industry to bring back late bus services between Liverpool and the Wirral to make it safer, cheaper and easier for people to travel home – without having to cut the party short.”

Featured Image (c) Olivia Beatty


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