A weekend night bus from Liverpool to Chester is coming soon to serve revellers plus anyone travelling late or in the early hours.
Launching on Friday, September 9, it will run every Friday and Saturday night with the last buses leaving as late as 3.05am.
Named the N1, the service will follow the same route as the current number 1 daytime service.
The company will operate its luxurious Stagecoach Gold buses throughout the route. The fleet is fitted with audio CCTV as standard and people using the service won’t have to pay any more for night time journeys than they do in the day.
Elisabeth Tasker, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “The N1 addresses a key need for people across Merseyside and Cheshire and we’re delighted to be extending our services and providing people with the means to travel about and enjoy themselves on a Friday and Saturday night.
“We’re confident this service will be highly popular and will enable people to get home from work or play comfortably and affordably on our luxury Stagecoach Gold buses”
Stagecoach dayrider, weekly megarider and Xtra tickets will be available/accepted for night time journeys on the 1 and N1 service. Single and return tickets are also available.
The N1 is running as a trial as part of the Liverpool City Region Bus Alliance and will be reviewed in December 2016.
Under the new routes:
■ Last bus to Chester from Liverpool Sir Thomas Street is 1.35am
■ Last bus to Ellesmere Port Bus Station from Liverpool Sir Thomas Street is 3.05am
■ Last bus to Liverpool Whitechapel from Chester Bus Exchange is 1.35am
■ Last bus to Birkenhead from Chester Bus Exchange is 3.05am
The new service will cover: Liverpool, Birkenhead, Rock Ferry, New Ferry, Bromborough Cross, Eastham Bridle Road, Little Sutton, Red Lion, Great Sutton, Bulls Head, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire Oaks, Upton, Bache and Chester.
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