As of Sunday 18th of January all fares on school services in Liverpool, school services in St Helens and other services supported by the Merseytravel authority will increase by 20p.
From the same date a similar increase will apply to Halton supported service 200.
Note that this increase only applies to Local Authority supported services: fares on all our core services remain unchanged. Fares on our services in the Halton area have been frozen at the same low level since 2012!
After our recent service revisions passengers may have noticed the new additions to our fleet.
Currently, most of these vehicles are being operated in the grey livery of their previous owner but we are delighted to reveal the new image which is being applied to the fourteen Scania buses.
The buses are being refurbished to a very high standard for your comfort. You will notice the difference on entering the improved saloon which is reupholstered with leather seats. The centre doors are being removed from the buses to allow more seats to be provided.
As the refurbished buses enter service the remaining vehicles will be sent away for conversion. Please bear with us while we go through this process.
The first three buses to be given the treatment are in service and more are coming very soon.
Click on the image above to see how our new fleet will look!
It is now possible to travel between more points around the borough than was previously possible.
Services 2 and 62 have been linked so that Halebank and Coronation Drive in Widnes now have a half-hourly service to Murdishaw via Halton Lea.
Service 61 is diverted to serve Castlefields and Windmill Hill between Halton Lea and Murdishaw. This means an increase from two buses an hour to three between Windmill Hill and Widnes.
Service 14 is extended to Murdishaw every 30 minutes throughout the day including a new evening service. Service levels between Widnes and Liverpool via Hough Green are maintained. With service 62 the new 14A provides a 15 minute service between Chesnut Lodge and Murdishaw via Grangeway on weekdays. In the evening, service 14B links Murdishaw and Liverpool via Windmill Hill, Grangeway and Hough Green every 30 minutes.
A completely new service 9 started on Monday 15th of September via previously unserved parts of Widnes. See below.
All the improvements to our services can be read in the timetable leaflets linked to our Service News page.
Note that there are some minor Service Revisions from Sunday 30th November 2014. These involve the rerouting of service 9 [though service levels remain much the same] and minor retiming of early morning and evening journeys on services 14/14A and 61. Details can be found on the Service News page where the latest timetables can be downloaded.
All our timetables can be downloaded from the site. Our current times are linked on this page which has been simplified and broken down for clarity. From now on our many school and college route times will be on separate pages from our main services.
Any recently published or future timetables will be found in the Service News page.
In recent times Halton has been experimenting using smaller buses to get closer to where you want to go.
We have been operating an improved service 26/26A to Cronton for over a year now with great success. We have also operated the 200 service linking Runcorn station and old town with the New Town employment areas. Did you know that, as well as serving Whitehouse, Daresbury Park, Sci-Tech and Manor Park, the 200 provides a super-fast link every 30 minutes all day between Murdishaw and Runcorn Old Town via Runcorn East, Windmill Hill and Astmoor? Look out for the little black buses and save yourself some time! You can use our Best Value Saver Tickets on this bus and save money. Download the times here.
Look out in Widnes for the new "BUZZABOUT" service 9 linking West Bank, Lower House Lane, Highfield Road and Appleton Village with Widnes town centre and The HIVE.
Follow the link to this page for our network map.
Our services now extend from Runcorn and Widnes to Liverpool, Huyton, St Helens and Warrington. Our Day and Weekly Saver Tickets are valid on all our services at all times offering the best value for travellers both within Halton and far beyond. Download the map to see how far you can go.
In the future we intend to link to diagrammatic maps for our principal routes and GPX tracks to aid travellers with mobile devices.
Our single fares are very good value compared with other major operators in the region.
In addition to this we offer a range of daily and weekly tickets which can be bought from the driver on all our services.
Our Saver tickets represent excellent value for money being valid on all our services at all times.
Adult tickets are
Because of our recent expansion and future plans we are looking for experienced drivers.
Applicants must have full PCV driving licence and CPC card. Uniform and benefits are provided and pay is £9.28 per hour.
Contact details are alongside this announcement should you require any further information about working with us.
An application form can be downloaded here. It should then be filled in by hand, signed and sent to us at the address shown on this page.
We appreciate your feedback. Please tell us whether you are happy (or not) with the services we operate. As a company owned by the Local Authority we aim to provide the best service we can all around the borough of Halton and beyond, always subject to the overriding need to operate a network which is commercially viable. Your comments can help us to gauge changing needs and to adapt.
Follow the link to contact Exterion Media to see how our buses can carry your message all around our operating area.