Help Warrington Bus Back Better

The Government recently launched Bus Back Better, a National Bus Strategy for England, which sets out the vision to dramatically improve bus services in England.

As part of this, we are currently working with partners on the development of a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) for Warrington, which aims to make Warrington buses more frequent, faster and reliable, cheaper, easier to use and better integrated.

We’ve therefore launched a new consultation, ‘Warrington - Bus Back Better’, giving everyone the opportunity to provide their feedback on bus services in Warrington – whether you’re an existing bus user or not.

Help us get the plan right by having your say. We want as many people as possible to share their views - from those who get the bus every day, to those who never use bus services. All views will be taken on board and will help shape our ambitions to build a better future for buses in our borough.

If you would like to share your views on behalf of an organisation, please email your response to buses@warrington.gov.uk.

The ‘Warrington – Bus Back Better’ consultation runs from Wednesday 7 July, until Monday 9 August 2021. We want everyone’s views - from those who get the bus every day, to those who never use bus services.

We’re also currently asking for views and suggestions as part of Warrington’s Town Deal work, with one of the key projects being the move to a new bus fleet depot. Find out more about our Town Deal project.

Bus and coach companies that operate in Warrington

Travel information

You can get travel information and departures times by visiting Traveline or by using the UK Bus Checker and Moovit apps on your phone.

Our bus stops

We have invested in a real time passenger information (RTPI) system which monitors the exact location of most of the buses in Warrington, giving you a reliable countdown time at your bus stop.

We look after bus stops, bus shelters and the information in them. Please let us know if there is a problem such as damage or vandalism (especially if there is broken glass), or if the real-time display is not working.

We also put notices in stops closed by roadworks or add notices to service changes.

Warrington Bus Interchange

We own and manage the Bus Interchange which is near to Warrington Central Rail Station in the town centre.

Opening hours

  • 5am to 11.30pm Monday to Saturdays
  • 9am-6pm Sundays and Bank Holidays

Access to the interchange outside these times is through a night gate by the Winwick Street entrance.

Find us

National Bus Strategy

The government recently launched Bus Back Better, a National Bus Strategy for England. The national strategy gave us two options for future improvements in bus service provision - either establishing an enhanced partnership with all operators or committing to franchising. Given these options, it's considered that the enhanced partnership is the best option for Warrington. In June 2021, we confirmed with the government our intent to pursue this option. 

Review the Officer Decision

The next step in this process is developing a Bus Service Improvement Plan. Over the summer, we'll be consulting with residents and stakeholders, giving you the chance to influence our plan.

Zero-Emission Buses

In May 2021 we applied for ZEBRA (Zero Emission Bus Regional Area) funding to Government with a proposal for a fleet of electric buses in Warrington.

We successfully progressed to the second round of this competitive application process and were required to submit a full business case in August 2021.