2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Denton or Buxton?

Game 4, Group F (Manford): 199 v. 327  

For our twenty-ninth fixture, we look at two more routes that pass or terminate in Stockport. Two very different ones at that. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Denton or Buxton?”

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Hayfield or Hazel Grove?

Game 3, Group F (Manford): 358 v. 192  

For our twenty-eighth fixture, we look at two very different routes that begin or pass through Stockport. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Hayfield or Hazel Grove?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Manchester or Glossop?

Game 3, Group G (Moorhouse): 219 v. 237  

For our twenty-seventh fixture, we look at two ways of getting to Ashton-under-Lyne, from two very different bus routes in two different directions. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Manchester or Glossop?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Which Way to Alty?

Game 4, Group E (Sidebottom): 247 v. 11A  

For our twenty-sixth fixture, we look at two ways of getting to Altrincham, from two very different bus routes. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Which Way to Alty?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Rammy or Rawty?

Game 4, Group D (Garvey): 474 v. 481  

For our twenty-fifth fixture, we look at two ways exploring deepest East Lancashire from Bury. One is a circular route whereas our second one continues to Blackburn. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Rammy or Rawty?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Rita the Tigon or Tabitha the Tortoiseshell?

Game 3, Group E (Sidebottom): 53 v. CAT5  

For our twenty-fourth fixture, the feline species either had, or have a say in the destiny of our two bus services. The fur’s about to fly with this one… Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Rita the Tigon or Tabitha the Tortoiseshell?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Radcliffe or Goodshaw

Game 3, Group D (Garvey): 524 v. X43  

For our twenty-third fixture we look at two very Irwell Valley bus routes. Our first route has a name you would expect to hear in a Carry On… film. The other route shows a different side to the A56, away from its more urbane setting on part of the former route. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Radcliffe or Goodshaw”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Proper Rail Replacement Buses

Game 4, Group C (Stansfield): 471 v. 464  

For our twenty-second fixture we look at two bus routes which are rail replacement buses in the truest sense of the term. Yes you’ve guessed it: instead of the battered coaches fresh from a school outing, our two routes follow two closed passenger lines.
Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Proper Rail Replacement Buses”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Different Sides of the Rochdale Boundary

Game 3, Group C (Stansfield): X58 v. 17  

For our twenty-first fixture we look at two bus routes which offer two very different views of the Rochdale MBC boundary. One takes in a generally urban route whereas another takes a scenic route on leaving Littleborough. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Different Sides of the Rochdale Boundary”

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