Traffic, travel and parking - Coronavirus update
Council car parks - charges resume
All council car parks have resumed their charges. For more information on individual car park charges, please visit our council run car parks page.
Cycling and walking
The pandemic has brought about some big changes in the way people are travelling in and around Warrington, with more people than ever choosing to walk or cycle.
Find out more about the changes we've made to support this.
Buses in Warrington
If you are using public transport, you should follow the government's safer travel guidance for passengers.
Most bus companies in Warrington have increased the number of bus services on some routes, to avoid over-crowding, as they are only able to carry half the number of passengers than prior to the pandemic.
Now schools have re-opened, there may be ‘student only’ bus services running along certain routes before 9am and around 3pm on each school day. These services have been introduced to manage the demand for space, while buses have reduced capacity available, to support social distancing.
We have been working closely with our local operators to ensure that there is enough space on bus services for everyone. Please email the passenger transport team with details of any services that are busy, providing details of the operator, route/service and approximate time, so we can look into any issues.
You can find more information about the public bus services with:
Further service revisions may be required in line with government advice on staying safe outside your home. If you need to travel, and are aged 11 and over, you need to wear a face covering (unless you aren't able to do so). Please follow the national guidance and try to keep your distance from other people if possible. If you have hand sanitiser please take it with you on your journey.
We also ask that you use cash alternatives to travel wherever possible. This could mean paying via the Touch and Go app or contactless card (now available on the majority of bus services).
The opening hours of the bus interchange have been extended since the majority of bus services have resumed.
The bus interchange will now be open:
- 5am-11.30pm, Monday to Saturday
- 9am-6pm on Sundays and Public Holidays
Access for the services that depart outside of these times is available via the bus interchange ‘night gate’. This gate is accessible from Winwick Street, near Stand 1.