Arriva Bus strikes - UPDATE


Arriva have contacted Merseytravel to inform of us that tomorrow's strike, Tuesday 12th December 2017 is now cancelled.



Message from Merseytravel 05/12/17:

Merseytravel is pleased to confirm the Arriva Northwest bus strike on Thursday 7th December 2017 has been called off by Unions Unite and GMB, services will now run as normal.

Further negotiations are planned between Arriva and the Unions. In the meantime, strike action will continue on the 12th, 13th 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December 2017.


Message from Merseytravel 29/11/17:

Arriva drivers trade union propose strike action across the Merseyside bus network on the following dates throughout December 2017:


Monday 4th December

Thursday 7th December

Tuesday 12th December

Wednesday 13th December

Thursday 14th December

Wednesday 20th December

Thursday 21st December

Saturday 23rd December



We are not in a position to provide  replacement bus services during these periods. We appreciate that this may be inconvenient for parents and children travelling to school and we advise parents to consider travel options and make alternative arrangements.


There are other buses running across the transport network on these dates but please be advised these are likely to be busier as a result of the strike action.


At the time of sending this email, no further rail strike action is planned for December, however this could change.


Parents are advised to monitor Arriva,  Merseytravel  and train operating company websites and follow Arriva on Twitter @arrivanorthwest for further updates.  Arriva can be contacted on  telephone number 0344 800 44 11. There is also Merseytravel’s Website

Please note this applies to the 718 Arriva afternoon service from school at 1447 to Sutton Manor