Council welcomes change to
key City Centre bus service
LIVERPOOL City Council has welcomed the
decision to change a key City Centre bus service. Arriva Northwest and
Stagecoach will begin a revised 82 bus route, on Monday, 22 January 2018, which will
see a return to the original service.
The announcement follows months of discussions with the City Council which had
been inundated with complaints from the public over a change to the service last
September, as it no longer dropped passengers off near to the retail core of the
The new service, the 82C, will serve the old Lewis's building via Renshaw Street
and terminate at:- Great Charlotte Street, near St Johns Shopping Centre and
Market, 4 times an hour, 9am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.
Councillor Steve Munby, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Transport, had led
the negotiations with the bus companies for the service, which begins in Speke,
to revert back to its original route. Councillor Munby said:- "I'm delighted Arriva Northwest and Stagecoach
have listened to all those passengers who had been deeply affected by the change
to the 82 bus service.
This is a critical bus route connecting many communities in the south of the
City with the City Centre and the changes had made it very difficult for elderly
passengers in how they shopped and very inconvenient for many workers getting in
on time.This is great result for all those who campaigned for the return of the original
route who will see it as a win for common sense. The new route still remains as
well so it's been a pragmatic compromise which will ensure passengers get the
best of both worlds."
The 82 and 82D service, which was introduced last year, will continue to serve
the Baltic Triangle and Dale Street respectively.
Passengers are advised that due to the introduction of the 82C service, the
timings of the 82 Service may vary from the current timetable.