What’s the best way for me to travel on Merseyside during Christmas ?


If you’re heading to a relatives or going to work during Christmas, then below is the best way to travel around Merseyside during the Christmas holidays.

Christmas Eve – Saturday 24 December

•     Buses will run to their normal timetables, but services will finish earlier than usual.

•     Wirral, Northern and City line rail services will run to Saturday timetables with an earlier finish.

•     Mersey Ferries – The River Explorer Cruise will run, departing from the Pier Head at 1100, then hourly until the last service which will depart from the Pier Head at 1500, arriving at Seacombe 1520, Woodside 1530 and finishing at Pier Head at 1550.

 Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December

•     A special network of free bus services, funded by Merseytravel, will run between approximately 12 noon and 7pm, serving most of the region’s/area’s main hospitals.

•     No other bus services will run on Christmas Day.

•     No trains will run.

•     Mersey Ferries will not operate.

•     There is FREE travel through both the Birkenhead and Wallasey tunnels between 2200 on 24th December and 0600 on 26th December.

 Boxing Day – Monday 26 December

•     Some bus services will run to normal timetables, with an earlier finish. Some will not operate.

•     Wirral and Northern lines will run a limited service calling at selected stations.

•     City Line trains will not operate.

•     Mersey Ferries will not operate.

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