New Merseyside night bus from Stagecoach

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A new Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire night bus will be launching on September 9, travelling between Liverpool and Chester.

The night buses will be named the N1, and will follow the same route as the current number one daytime service.

Stagecoach will operate its Stagecoach Gold buses throughout the route, which are fitted with audio CCTV. The fare will remain the same price as in the day time.

Stagecoach Dayrider, weekly Megarider and Xtra tickets will be available and accepted for night time journeys on the 1 and N1 service. Single and return tickets are also available.

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.”

The service will run every Friday and Saturday night with the last buses leaving as late as 0305hrs.

The N1 is running as a trial as part of the Liverpool City Region Bus Alliance and will be reviewed in December 2016.