Stagecoach’s Les Burton, with Cllr Mark Dowd and Cllr Peter Millea
with a new 86H bus at Liverpool South Parkway
and Stagecoach Merseyside have launched a new bus service, giving
Liverpool Hope university students, among others, better access to
the rail network and airport. Stagecoach’s 86H service,
supported by Merseytravel, links the university with Childwall and
Liverpool South Parkway, the region’s rail hub for access to
Liverpool John Lennon Airport and major national and regional rail
lines. The new service runs every 30 minutes on Monday to
Friday daytime, and every 15 minutes during peak times.
Merseytravel Integrated Transport Authority members, Councillor Mark
Dowd and Councillor Peter Millea, joined Les Burton of Stagecoach to
launch the new service from Liverpool South Parkway (pictured).
Cllr Dowd said:- "We’re always looking at options to improve
inter-regional links and we hope this is another service that will
support hundreds of students and passengers along this route."
Les Burton from Stagecoach Merseyside said:- “We are delighted
to be offering this new link to Liverpool South Parkway and we hope
that it will encourage more people to think about more greener and
smarter ways to travel. Liverpool South Parkway provides excellent
bus links to both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and superb rail
links on Stagecoach East Midlands Trains to Manchester.”
Speaking on behalf of Liverpool Hope University, Bishop Ian Stuart,
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Support and Well-being said:-
“We value our association with Merseytravel and Stagecoach
Merseyside. This new service will benefit large numbers of our
students from beyond Merseyside by providing them with easier access
to rail and plane transport.”
A new timetable for the service, which runs between Liverpool South
Parkway, Woolton Road, Menlove Avenue, Childwall Park Avenue and
Taggart Avenue, is available by visiting Merseytravel’s
website. The new
86H service will enable passengers to make connections with a range
of rail services to and from Warrington, Manchester Runcorn, Crewe,
Birmingham and the wider region. The service will link to
major cities and towns in the north of England, via rail networks
including East Midlands Trains, London Midland, Merseyrail and
Northern. With the right bus-rail connection, passengers can
travel from Childwall to Manchester in less than an hour.
EVERTON FOUNDATION CELEBRATES TWO YEARS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALDER
players Dan Gosling and Seamus Coleman joined youngsters at Alder
Hey on Wednesday, 9 December 2009, to celebrate two years of a
partnership between the hospital and The Everton Foundation charity.
The joint birthday and Children’s Christmas Party saw patients and
their families at the renowned hospital enjoy party food, cake, a
children’s entertainer and a visit from Everton mascots 'Changy the
Elephant and Toxteth the Tiger.
Changy and Toxteth Tiger were joined by Foundation coaches, who
travel to the hospital each fortnight to get the children out of
their beds and into the playroom for an afternoon of exercise,
discussion, art, music and laughter.
Chris Clarke, Project Development Manager at The Everton Foundation,
said:- “The kids are sometimes in hospital for long stints and
they can get really down, bored and anxious about their treatments.
is an opportunity to distract them from what’s going on and bring
some excitement to their week. The workshops include family and
hospital staff and they are always really well received.
We started off
in just the Neuro-medical ward but because of the success, and the
need in other wards, we have rolled it out across the whole
In the last 18
months we have reached more than 150 children, and this event is a
great chance to get everyone together for a celebration of both
Christmas and the second anniversary of our partnership with Alder
The partnership was conceived in January 2008, to bring the
Foundation's world renowned disability programme to the patients of
Europe's largest children's hospital.
Since it began the
project has brought fun health and exercise activities to the young
people based originally within the Neuro-medical and Oncology units,
and now across the whole hospital.