Stagecoach has launched a new service connecting the Liverpool and Chester primary retail and leisure hubs.
The X8 will allow passengers to travel between the two cities in around 45 minutes – the fastest service currently available. This new service will enable shoppers from both cities to reach key leisure and shopping destinations Liverpool ONE and Cheshire Oaks in under an hour.
The route runs from Chester Foregate Street and the Rail station to Hoole Road, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and Ellesmere Port bus and rail stations. It then travels up to Bromborough and by motorway to Liverpool, where it terminates in the heart of the city centre.
The new service launched on September 7 and provides free WiFi on board. The X8 service runs seven days a week, every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday, and every hour on Sundays and bank holidays.
Elisabeth Tasker, Managing Director at Stagecoach, said: “This is set to be an incredibly popular route, which connects people in Liverpool and Chester with some of the best leisure, shopping and tourism activity in the North West.
“Shoppers from both cities are now able to reach brilliant retail and leisure destinations including Cheshire Oaks, Liverpool ONE and great family attractions like the Blue Planet Aquarium and Chester Zoo in under an hour.
“We’re focused on delivering a fast, affordable and friendly service for our passengers and launching this new route is no exception. Taking the bus is fast becoming the most convenient and sustainable transport option and we hope that this new rapid service will encourage people to leave the car at home, and try this option instead!”