National Express is relocating services in Liverpool to Liverpool One Bus Station in January, after more than two decades at Liverpool Coach Station.
The news follows the closure of the Norton Street coach station, which will see the last coach roll out just before midnight on Thursday, January 14, 2016. From Friday, January 15, all National Express coaches will run to and from Liverpool One.
Thanks to Liverpool One Bus Station’s location at the very heart of the city, coach passengers will be dropped off in closer proximity to amenities. People will also be able to take advantage of improved onward travel options through integration with the local bus network.
National Express UK Coach Managing Director, Tom Stables, said: “It’s a new era for National Express in Liverpool and we’re really excited to be moving into the heart of the city with all the benefits that entails for our customers.
“People are going to benefit from much more rapid access to shops, attractions and facilities. The new location also has much more of a ‘wow factor’ from the moment you step off the coach which is going to be really important for first-time visitors to the city.”
Cllr Liam Robinson, Chairman of Merseytravel, said: “It’s fantastic news that National Express have chosen to base themselves at Liverpool One Bus Station and we’re happy to be supporting them in their move there.
“Visitors will be stepping off the coach into the heart of the city and find themselves only a short walk away from the main shopping areas and the world famous waterfront. We hope it will be a real welcome and make them eager to return in the future.”
National Express operates 45 daily services from Liverpool to destinations all over the country including Manchester, Leeds and London.