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    Been 'debating' with our kid,was there a bus route from Kirkby via Fazakerley ,Walton through to Speke in the 70's, a kind of express where you paid more to get to your destination by leaving stops out??

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    Yes, the 500 it was.
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    So it did exist?

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    Dead arm for me then!! I thought it was the 99!

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    Cheers Ged

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    Was 500 but i thought that went from speke to lime st........................... it deffo went along mather avenue

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    .....and Park Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essexscouse View Post
    Was 500 but i thought that went from speke to lime st........................... it deffo went along mather avenue
    Speke to Kirkby. It stopped at the main districts only. Garston, Aigburth, Dingle, Lewis', etc. It also appeared to always be braking the speed limit. It didn't 'alf go.

    These days, if a rail link is taken into John Lennon airport, Merseyrail would cover that route and do it faster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by essexscouse View Post
    Was 500 but i thought that went from speke to lime st........................... it deffo went along mather avenue
    It may have done later when the Mesreyrail Northern Line was up and running. Initially it went down Aigburth Rd, which parallels the line.
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    I occasionally got the 500 to Fords in the early 70s, Walton to Speke

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    I always loved getting the 500 !, it felt great you got into "Town" much quicker....I thought the 544 was the bus that went to Kirkby, we got it to go to my Nans !

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    Yes, the 544 went to Northwood, terminating at Roughwood Drive.
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    I remember the 510, up and down Prescot Rd.
    Couldn't get on it with a kids bus pass though
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    I remember the 510, up and down Prescot Rd.
    Couldn't get on it with a kids bus pass though
    Kids Bus Pass....Wow what a memory you have.
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    The express routes were known as Rapidride & were as follows :- 400 Speke / Seaforth, 405 Woolton / St Castle st, 412 Cantril farm / Pier head , 414 Croxteth / Pier head 438 Halewood / Seaforth, 439 Netherley / Seaforth , 478 Halewood / Pier head , 479 Netherley / Pier head, ,480 Garston / Pier Head, 486 Garston / Pier Head, 492 Northwood / Pier Head , 500 Speke / Pier Head, 510 Prescot / Central sta, 544 Northwood / St Castle st,
    All the "400" series numbered buses were Monday to Friday peak hours only
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