Stagecoach Gears up for Merseyrail Platform Upgrade Works

Stagecoach Gears up for Merseyrail Platform Upgrade Works
Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire MD, Rob Jones at Gillmoss Depot in Liverpool.Stagecoach

Stagecoach Merseyside will be working around the clock to meet increased demand for its services as a result of Merseyrail’s platform upgrade works throughout the region.

As South Liverpool’s Merseyrail stations are closed from 19th January until 27th January 2019, it is expected that Stagecoach’s bus routes serving the area will be busier than normal.

The express X5 service, which runs between Widnes and Liverpool One, will have additional stops between Speke and Liverpool allowing for more passengers to board. X5 buses run every 30 minutes Monday to Friday. On board the X5 service, it takes 15 minutes to get from Aigburth Vale to the Liverpool One bus station. Click here to learn more about the X5 service.

Customers can also use the 82 bus between Speke and Liverpool One which serves Liverpool South Parkway, Aigburth Road and Park Road. There are buses every seven minutes at peak times Monday to Friday.

Rob Jones, managing director for Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire, said: “We’re anticipating more passengers using our network next week so people are encouraged to plan their routes in advance using the Stagecoach Bus app and follow Stagecoach on social media for live updates ahead of their travel. All our buses also offer contactless payment to help make the user experience as swift and smooth as possible.

“We are confident that our bus services will provide customers with a safe, reliable and speedy alternative method of travel across Liverpool.”

Stagecoach Megarider weekly tickets cost £14 for adults and £7 for under 19s and gives passengers unlimited access across the Stagecoach bus network throughout Merseyside and Cheshire.

No change? No problem! Stagecoach has cashless ways to pay for your bus travel. You can buy day and weekly tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App for use on your smartphone, or pay contactless onboard. You can pay contactless for transactions under £30 using your contactless enabled credit or debit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.

For more information on bus timetables and routes such as the X5 and 82, follow the company online at or on Twitter at @StagecoachMCSL.

Tom Harrison

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