A park and ride service between Arrowe Park Hospital and Sainsbury’s Upton will be axed Wirral University Teaching Hospital have revealed.

The announcement comes after the service saw a decline in passenger numbers.

The last working service date will be Friday, June 30.

A Wirral University Teaching Hospital spokeswoman said: “Due to a significant reduction in passenger numbers, the Park and Ride service between Arrowe Park Hospital and Sainsbury’s in Upton will come to an end as of Monday, July 3 2017.

“This decision follows an independent viability survey which was carried out last year.

“The recent upgrade of the bus interchange facility as well as further availability to onsite car parking at Arrowe Park Hospital means patients and visitors are able to access our services with greater ease.

“Residents are advised that the last working service date of the Park and Ride will be Friday, June 30.”

On Monday June 5 work started to improve the flow of traffic outside the emergency department and is expected to last three weeks.

A one way system has been temporarily introduced to take visitor vehicles from the free car park and staff vehicles from the employee carpark around the back of the hospital and onto an exit on Arrowe Park Road.