Free bus services and free tunnel access later this month

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Free bus services will operate on Christmas Day throughout the city area.

Funded by Merseytravel, Christmas Day services will run from around 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will cover the majority of trips to hospitals in the area.

The announcement of free services comes as the City-Region Common Authority presents its travel advice for the holiday season.

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In addition to free bus services, tolls for the Mersey Tunnels will be waived for people making car journeys to and from the Wirral.

Free access to the Mersey Tunnels will be in effect from 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve until 6 a.m. on Boxing Day.

Beyond the free services put in place, there will be no other train or bus services in service on Christmas Day.

Mersey Ferries will also not be in service on Christmas Day and will end earlier on Christmas Eve.

Merseyrail and Northern will both operate limited rail service on Boxing Day.

There will be schedule changes during the holiday season with some services ending earlier than normal and some regular services not functioning.

For fans attending the Liverpool and Everton home games during the holiday season, the usual stadium shuttle services – provided by Peoplesbus, Stagecoach and Taxi One – will be operational.

Travelers are advised to plan ahead and check timetables when making trips between Christmas Eve and New Years to avoid being caught off guard by services that end earlier than usual .

It is also recalled that travelers follow the latest government guidelines indicating that face coverings must be worn at all times during services and in stations and terminals.

Cllr Liam Robinson, Transport and Air Quality Portfolio Holder for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, said:

“It’s a busy time of year for many reasons, but with the emergence of the Omicron variant, it’s really important that we all do everything we can to help reduce the spread of the virus and keep it safe. of all.

“The mayor of the metro has always said that face coverings should remain mandatory in closed public spaces and on public transport and I urge everyone to continue to wear them when traveling and in places where you mingle with them. a lot of people, especially indoors. “

For more information on timetables and routes, click here to consult the City Region’s public transport guide.

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