The X1 Runcorn-Liverpool express bus.
The X1 Runcorn-Liverpool express bus.

We did it! We saved the X1 bus!

More than 1,400 people signed my petition to save the X1 – the only express bus service between Runcorn and Liverpool.

This was after the private operator announced it was to withdraw the service.

Merseytravel and Halton Council must have been listening to the outcry across the community because it will now continue, albeit on a reduced timetable.

A huge thank you to everyone who took time to support the campaign and to both Labour authorities – including Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram – for stepping in to subsidise the route and ensure it is safe at least for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, history keeps repeating itself because this is the second time we’ve had to campaign to save the X1 after previous operator attempted to axe it back in 2019.

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