What are the Viable Modes of Transport for Students to Avail in Liverpool
Posted: Oct 06, 2019
Home to the Beatles and the World Capital city of Pop, Liverpool is a city that has an extensive public transport system comprising of a network of buses, trains, ferries, cycling routes governed by Merseytravel. Students planning to settle down in student accommodation Liverpool, should undertake prior research on the transport options available near their place of stay. International students must ensure staying in close proximity to the city’s international airport and a major port, with excellent links to other regions outside the country.
Extensive Train Network
Liverpool houses one of the busiest and most extensive public train networks in the country that runs on three lines: the Northern Line, the Wirral Line, and the City Line. It is an electric train network covering 75 miles (121 km) of track, with an average of 110,000 passenger journeys per weekday. Most of the trains run underground with four city centre stations and over 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of tunnels. Students pursuing higher education in Liverpool should ensure they stay near the Moorfields train station, Liverpool Central train station and other essential means of public transport in Liverpool. Public Bus Service
Liverpool is also home to public bus services within and around the city and are managed by Merseytravel. The fleet of buses plying throughout the city are run by two companies, namely Arriva and Stagecoach. The local buses run from two principal termini, the first one is the Liverpool One Bus Station for buses plying to the south and east and the second to be the Queen Square Bus Station to service both north and east bound buses. Apart from these services, there are buses plying to the Wirral train network route which are available from the Castle Street and Sir Thomas Street of Liverpool. Additionally, the city operates night bus services on Saturdays which is helpful for students to plan weekend getaways to city trips and do not have to worry about returning back home at night. The night bus services ply from the city centre across Liverpool and Merseyside. Students who wish to explore the city, can take the City Sights and City explorer tour bus services for a guided tour of Liverpool tourist destinations. Mersey Ferry and Cycle Hire Facility Another benchmark in the Liverpool public transport system is the cross river ferry service in Liverpool known as the Mersey Ferry. The services operate between the Pier Head in Liverpool and both Woodside in Birkenhead and Seacombe in Wallasey. The ferries operate every 20-minutes on peak hours and every hour at noon and on weekends. Liverpool also has the CityBike hire scheme with over 1,000 bikes stationed at over 140 docking stations across the city. There are three cycling routes that run through Liverpool National Cycle Route 56, National Cycle Route 62, and the National Cycle Route 810. The transport services as mentioned above provides links to the popular tourist spots of Liverpool and also houses strategically located student accommodation Liverpool, close to the busiest train and bus networks operating across the city and its suburban areas. This is beneficial for students who are new to the city and want to explore Liverpool and commute to universities in the most economical way possible.
Yashodhara Trivedi is the Brand Communications Manager at University Living. Having studied at Durham University, UK, she is now committed to helping South Asian students have a smooth transition into life abroad.