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Information about the service

The W Series bus service to the North Wales, Chester and Ellesmere Port areas has been running successfully since 2008.

Carvers Coaches currently operate this route using luxury coaches. The coaches are fitted with seat belts and have CCTV installed which is routinely recorded for the safety and security of students and drivers. All drivers are required to hold a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The timetables for each bus will vary and it is very important that students travel on the bus for which they hold a valid pass. Students will not be permitted to travel if they do not produce a valid pass.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to purchase a pass for 2019/20


The route is operated using luxury coaches.

The timetable operates every day during term time. Bus numbers, routes and timings are calculated each year, based on the number of passengers who have purchased a pass at each stop. The W1 bus will service passengers from North Wales and will stop at St. Asaph and Caerwys. 

Bus stops are situated in North Wales at St. Asaph and Caerwys and St. David's Park (Ewloe). Stops servicing the Chester area are located at The Holiday Inn (A483/A55), Sainsbury's (Caldy Valley Road) The Piper (A41/Hoole Lane), Morrisons (Upton). Spar (Bache), Mollington (off A540) Saughall (off A540). In Ellesmere Port, stops can be found at The BP Strawberry Garage (A5117) the Old Wirral Hundred pub, (A41/Capenhurst Lane) and Little Sutton (Chester Road/Smithy Lane).

2018/19 Timetable - REVISED 04/03/2019

2019/20 Timetable - from 03/09/2019 - NOT AVAILABLE YET


Terms and Conditions

By purchasing a bus pass you are agreeing to our terms and conditions, please click on the link on the right to read them or you may download a copy here - Terms and Conditions

Please remember that students will NOT be permitted to travel if they do not produce a valid pass.


Price and payment options

Prices for 2019/20

Stop 01 and 02 -  £1020.00

Stop 03 through to stop 13 - £920.00

You have the option to pay in full or in instalments. This is done by Direct Debit using GoCardless our new direct debit facility. There is no charge to parents for paying this way and this facility has been introduced to offer more convenient payments for parents and carers.

If you choose to pay in instalments the first instalment will leave your bank account on the second day of the month after you have set up the Direct Debit, with 8 equal monthly payments thereafter. More details about the payment schedule will appear when you press the 'Pay In Instalments' button below.


How to Purchase the Annual Pass

You must set up a new Direct Debit each year.

The deadline for setting up a payment plan to guarantee a bus pass on one of these buses for 2019/20 is  Sunday 7 July 2019. However, we will continue to accept applications after this date and will try to accommodate your preference if we can. Please contact us at and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

STEP 1: Please select the appropriate payment method below for your preferred bus stop and you will be directed to GoCardless to set up your payment.  

STEP 2: The final part of the GoCardless payment process directs you back to this website where you will need to complete a simple form in order that we can prepare your bus pass. The pass will either be posted to you, or may be collected from Calday Grange Grammar School.


Please select your preferred bus stop and payment option carefully.


A55 - Junction 27
Bus stop on corner of The Roe and Ashley Court

£1020 or 8 x £127.50



A55, Junction 31
End of access road to A&B Caravans and Cafe

£1020 or 8 x £127.50


A483 Wrexham Road
Bus stop in front of hotel

£920 or 8 x £115


Caldy Valley Rd
Bus stop on Calday Valley Road in front of Sainsbury's

£920 or 8 x £115


St. David's Park, Ewloe
Outside Running Hare pub.

£920 or 8 x £115


A41/Hoole Lane
Bus stop in Hoole Lane, side of The Piper Pub

£920 or 8 x £115


Mill Lane/Upton Drive, Bache
Bus stop in front of Post Office

£920 or 8 x £115


Long Lane/Marina Drive
Bus stop in Long Lane in front of Spar supermarket

£920 or 8 x £115


A540 - Mollington/Townfield Lane
Mollington/Townfield Lane triangle

£920 or 8 x £115


Church Road/Long Lane/Lodge Lane
Bus stop on corner of Lodge Lane

£920 or 8 x £115


A5117/A5032 Strawberry Way East
BP Strawberry Garage

£920 or 8 x £115


A41/Capenhurst Lane
Lay-by opposite Wakefield Road, Old Wirral Hundred pub

£920 or 8 x £115


Chester Road/Smithy Lane 
Bus stop at junction of Chester Road and Smithy Lane

£920 or 8 x £115