Merseytravel have proposed changes to the 61 bus route during peak times. From the Merseytravel website:
Arriva 61 (Bootle – Aigburth)
Arriva are consulting on their intention to change service 61 which operates between Bootle and Aigburth Vale. The service is suffering with punctuality and reliability problems during the peak periods. In an attempt to rectify this, they propose to change the service in both directions between 7:30am and 9:30am and 2:30pm and 6pm Monday to Friday to omit Prescot Road and Broad Green Road in the Old Swan area, and run the service via Queens Drive between East Prescot Road and the Rocket. These journeys would renumbered 61A. The proposed change is to be implemented on 1st September 2019.
It is anticipated that this change will help to improve the punctuality and reliability of the service during peak times going forwards. Arriva would like to give the public the opportunity to comment about how you use the service and/or may be affected by this change for their consideration.