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Free Christmas Day tunnel tolls and bus services across Liverpool City Region

14/12/2020

Steve Rotheram is reminding people to plan journeys in advance and follow key advice when using transport services during the festive season.

Transport operators are working hard to provide services and minimise disruption in the run up to and during Christmas and New Year.

Merseytravel has confirmed that it will be running its usual special network of free bus services on Christmas Day between around 12 noon and 6pm, covering most hospital routes. The Mersey Tunnels Tolls will also be free, as usual, between 10pm on Christmas Eve and 6am on Boxing Day.

There are always some changes to public transport at this time of year with some services finishing earlier than usual, so travellers are being urged to plan ahead and continue to follow the Covid-19 measures put in place to help keep everyone safe.

It is advisable to closely consider the timings of any journey, try to avoid busier times and routes and be prepared for journeys to take longer.

Booking tickets in advance especially for long distance journeys is recommended. Those travelling outside of the city region should be mindful of the tier restrictions and guidance in place at their destination.

Anyone using public transport should remember to wear face coverings, unless exempt, maintain social distancing and wash their hands frequently.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said:

“This has been a very long and difficult few months, but thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of local people, we’ve brought our infection rates down and will be able to have a more ordinary Christmas.

“This year, despite the enormous budget challenges we face, we’ll be continuing with our free bus services on Christmas Day, as well as making the Mersey Tunnels free to use.

“But we don’t want to see all of the hard work and sacrifice of the past few weeks to be thrown away, so please follow the guidelines on wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing.

“With vaccines starting to roll out there is hope that will be back to normal in the near future. Until then, it’s important to keep doing everything we can to keep people safe, ease the pressure on our NHS and save lives. Please keep following the advice and celebrate responsibly. Coronavirus is the worst present you could give somebody this Christmas.”

Plan your December with The Christmas in Liverpool Bucket List 2020 here.

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