News update - 11 October 2017

Mersey Gateway Opening - Saturday 14th October 2017

The New Mersey Gateway crossing will open on the morning of Saturday 14th October 2017. Owing to the consequent closure of the existing Runcorn - Widnes bridge, we will have to divert our routes to use the new crossing from that date. Here we are publishing the timetables which will apply from Saturday 14th October.

The opening of the bridge has come at very short notice after a long wait so please bear with our staff as we adapt to the new roads and traffic patterns. We are doing our utmost to keep disruption and inconvenience to a minimum.

Drivers Required

Because of the imminent opening of the Mersey Gateway our network is expanding once again. We therefore have a number of vacancies for qualified PCV drivers for this extra work. Please see the "Work for Us" paragraph at the bottom of this page for details of how you can contact us to apply for a job.

Arriva and Stagecoach Industrial Action

Following the recent announcements of impending industrial action affecting the bus services of other operators, please note that all Halton Transport services will be operating as normal on these days.

Fare DealFare Deal for Young People in Merseyside

From Sunday 19th July 2015, in line with other operators in the Merseyside area, we are happy to announce that a major change will apply to fares for young people on bus services in Merseyside. From the above date, reduced fares will be available to all young people up to and including the age of 18.

At the same time in the Liverpool area there will be a reduction in the flat fare for young people from two-thirds to half fare, i.e. from £1.40 to £1.10. This will bring the fare in line with all our other child single fares which remain at half the adult fare.

Furthermore, the Merseytravel My Ticket scheme will be valid up to 18 years of age and allow travel throughout the Merseyside region. See here for more details of the My Ticket offer.

We recognise that parents and young people find it hard to afford the cost of travel to schools and colleges and for social and leisure purposes. It is hoped that these offers will make bus services in the Merseyside area a more attractive and viable option for young people.

UPDATE 1st September 2015
From this date the My Ticket and young persons' fares offers will apply to the Halton borough area on both Halton Transport and Arriva services. Please note that these conditions do not apply to journeys to, from and within the Warrington area on Halton Transport services 47, 48, 62, 62A and 110.


  quality PartnershipService 17 Quality Partnership

Halton Transport has entered into a new Quality Partnership on the 29th of March 2015. This is on service 17 between Widnes and St Helens. The Partnership includes Arriva and Merseytravel as well as Halton Borough Council.

The route from Widnes to St Helens is now operated jointly by Halton Transport and Arriva, Monday to Saturday daytime. The evening and Sunday service continues to be provided by HTL on behalf of Merseytravel.

Halton Transport Day and Weekly Saver tickets are, from the above date, valid on all journeys on services 17 and 17B whatever the operator. Click here for full details.

Holders of our popular value-for-money tickets can now benefit from the extra availability on the evening and Sunday authority-supported journeys.

Please note that while Arriva's paper day and weekly tickets may be used on Halton Transport vehicles only on service 17 and where those tickets are valid, Arriva tickets are not valid on any other Halton Transport service. Please note also that m-Tickets (i.e. Arriva tickets sold online and stored in a mobile phone) are NOT valid on Halton Transport vehicles, including those on service 17.

TimesTimes

All our current 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. Follow the link to see where we go.

Note that all our school and college services are normal registered services available to everyone. Contact us to check dates of operation if in doubt.

TicketsSaver Tickets

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 and on Arriva and HTL buses on services 17 and 17B to St Helens.

From 2nd April 2017 adult tickets are £4.00 daily or £16 weekly
Child tickets are £2.00 daily and £10 weekly
Student tickets are £3.00 daily and £14.00 weekly on production of a valid student card.

MapsMaps

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 our latest map to see how far you can go.

Get About200 Service to Runcorn Employment Areas

We operate the 200 service linking Runcorn station and old town with the New Town employment areas in conjunction with Halton Borough Council and Sci-Tech Daresbury. The service is altered from the 24th of April 2016. There is a reduction in frequency but an increase in running time which will improve punctuality. Download the new times here.
You can use our Best Value Saver Tickets on this bus and save money.

Service 200 now serves Station Road and Picow Farm Road instead of Greenway Road at Runcorn Station.

JobsWork for Us

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 now £9.93 per hour progressing to £11 per hour after completion of two years' service.

Enquire about our improved rates for new employees.

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.

ContactContact Us

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.

Halton Borough Transport Ltd, Moor Lane, Widnes WA8 7AF .

e-mail enquiries @ haltontransport.co.uk.

Telephone 0151 423 3333