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(05/04/2019 08:17)L544 Wrote:  471 originally 71 Heswall via Irby was always Birkenhead Corporation, later MPTE was the only non-Crosville presence in Heswall.

Other regular Crossville Heswall Birkenhead services on Barnston Road by Crossville have all but disapperared.
F22 via Lever Causeway direct to Borough Road (the fastest service from Heswall). F23 via Thingwall and Lower Village, F24 via Thingwall only

Actually F24 was via Lever Causeway & Storeton, F22/F23 was the direct route via Thingwall with F23 diviating via Heswall Lower Village, according to my 1977 Wirral division timetable, both F22 & F24 were timed to take 32 minutes end to end, F19, 35 minutes, PTE 71/71A 43 minutes.

In the 1979 changes the F22/F23/F24 became 75/76/77.

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Also to add, when Arrowe Park Hospital was completed & opened, 72C/72D Woodside-Ness Gardens via Heswall, was introduced diverting via the hospital, & replaced the F14/F16 Heswall-Ness Gardens, 74 Cleaver Hospital-Woodside was withdrawn, as Arrowe Park Hospital replaced Cleaver Hospital.


Here's a PTE Wirral map from 1981, Arrowe Park Hospital would have been under construction when this map was published

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Thanks everyone for the valued input. ;-)
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(05/04/2019 20:39)SNL 824 Wrote:  Hey L544, the F22 and F24 were the other way round.. but you're right about the service to Barnston disappearing with the demise of Avon 77.
I believe the 71A variant appeared in the late 50s with the development of housing between Irby and Pensby.
In Birkenhead Corpy days there was also a 71B to Irby or Thingwall Corner. In MPTE days this was one of the last few workings booked for the last four Birkenhead PD2s to and from the Pensby schools.

Yep, the old 71 went from Irby to Thurstaston then Telegraph Road to Heswall, the 71A went the other way Irby-Heswall via the current 471, 71C was introduced after Arrowe Park Hospital was opened, this diverted via the hospital, 71C, rest of the route the 71C followed the 71A

Mid 70s there was a PTE peak hour rapidride, 471 Irby-Woodside[2 journeys morning & 2 journeys afternoon], this went non stop Hamilton Square-Thingwall Corner, then all stops Irby Post Office

Until the late 80s all buses from Woodside to Borough Road went outwards via Argyle Street then Borough Road, never went via the market, & Claughton Road, you can still see a couple of unused laybys these used to be bus stops, on Borough Road heading away from the Town Centre

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