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Expected bus service disruption due to strike action from Wednesday 20th July 2022

  • Arriva North West has been informed that its bus drivers are expected to strike from 02:00 on Wednesday 20th July for an undisclosed period of time

  • Arriva unable to operate bus services in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Cheshire during industrial action*

  • For the duration of the industrial action journey planning in the North West region on the Arriva website and Arriva UK Bus App will be disabled

Arriva North West buses has expressed disappointment as it confirms that Unions have informed the company of their intention to strike from 02:00 on Wednesday 20th July.

During this industrial action there will be no planned Arriva bus services operating within Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Cheshire, except for local Macclesfield services which will all run with the exception of service 38.

Arriva customers with pre-paid tickets travelling in Cheshire will be able to use them on buses operated by D&G Buses, visit for service details.

Our Wales services and services running out of Chester depot and into Chester from Wrexham and Rhyl are unaffected and will continue to operate.

Arriva urges all customers to check one of the following outlets before travelling:

  • Arriva on Twitter @arrivanorthwest and Facebook @northwestarriva for further information about the services relating to the strike dates.
  • Phone enquiries about local bus service and tickets to Arriva customer services on 0344 800 44 11.

Howard Farrall, North West & Wales Area Operating Director for Arriva UK Bus commented:

“We are very disappointed that we were unable to reach an agreement with Unite and GMB, who have confirmed they plan to hold a strike for an indefinite period across services in the North West from 02.00 Wednesday 20th July.

“Our people play a hugely important role keeping Merseyside moving and they fully deserve a fair pay rise – especially with the cost-of-living increasing so much.”