WARRINGTON'S Own Buses has announced its updated services and timetable changes that come into force next month.

One of the main updates will be a new evening route that will service Birchwood on the No. 17 route.

Another change being made will be to the CAT5 service, which will - from October - provide more evening transport for Stockton Heath, Grappenhall, and Lymm.

Full route changes and updates are as follows:

  • Off-peak 1 and 2 services have been retimed
  • The 17 service will have a new evening service to Birchwood
  • The first 28A journey from Warrington operates earlier will operate earlier at 1:56pm
  • The 19 service will arrive slightly later in Leigh, with evening trips retimes to 15 minutes past the hour
  • The 20 and 21  services will have additional running times, to improve punctuality
  • The 32 will have improved punctuality
  • CAT5 has been revised to improve journey times but will not serve Star Lane/Barsbank Lane in Statham. Customers can instead use the nearby stops on the A56. The route from Lymm to Altrincham will also change to include Partington. The morning extension to Blessed Thomas Holford College is also set to be removed
  • X5 replaces the CAT5A and will run a new route from Warrington via Bank Quay Station, Knutsford Road and then to Grappenhall and Lymm, before joining the A56 to run faster to Altrincham and reconnecting Broomedge
  • CAT6/7/8/9/9A will see minor time changes to maintain frequencies between Warrington & Stockton Heath. CAT8 services have been retimed in evenings
  • 62/62A (Halton/Runcorn) will now operate hourly, Monday to Friday as a supported service between Warrington and Runcorn Bus Station. Customers between Runcorn and Halebank can use alternative duplicate Arriva services

A spokesperson for Warrington's Own Buses said: "We have made these improvements in light of bus funding being phased out, but we are confident that these changes will be quickly adopted with minimal impact to our passengers.

"We have been able to make improvements to a number of routes, including our new evening services, with better reliability across some of our key routes, too."