Just a few weeks ago, the bus stop sign outside Gateacre Chapel was replaced with a new version, reading 'Buses towards Woolton, Hunts Cross, Speke'. Until then, the sign had read 'H20' - a bus service that last operated in June 1994! Do you have any photographs of the H20 - which ran between Runcorn and Liverpool city centre - or other services such as the H24 (which took 90 minutes to reach Gateacre from Chester on its way to Liverpool)?

A new era begins on Sunday 23rd July, when - in addition to the 89 to John Lennon Airport - the 174 bus starts to call at this stop en route to Woolton Hill Road, Reynolds Park and St Peter's Church, before returning to Gateacre along Kings Drive and Halewood Road on its way to Belle Vale.

If you have photographs or memories of past bus services in Gateacre, please let us know.

You can read more about the H20 and other former Crosville/North Western bus routes on the Merseyside Dennis Dart website.

You can read about Merseytravel's Liverpool Bus Review - which led to the re-routing of service 174 - in our March 2017 Newsletter

The bus stop sign as it was,
earlier this year.
The building in the background is
28a-d Gateacre Brow

Photo © Mike Chitty

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