Seven Bus Station Wonders of the United Kingdom

Britain’s most iconic bus stations – past and present In the great scheme of things, architectural critics look at structures like Egypt’s Great Pyramids, St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, and the vertical skyline of New York City. Sports venues around the world are revered for their iconic status due to famous victories or unique atmosphere….

Rose Hill Marple Rail Services Saved From Temporary Axe

People power helps to save important rail service that links Hyde with Marple From the 14 September, rail passengers in Hyde, Woodley and Marple would have been left high and dry by temporary changes to their rail service. In just over a week’s time, there would have been no trains from Rose Hill Marple apart…

Tameside and Glossop School Duplicate Services

Important information for pupils and parents With the schools reopening, albeit in the throes of a pandemic, the need for social distancing on public transport is greater than ever. At present, the most a double decker bus can hold is up to 35 passengers with no standees. In addition to this, parts of the government…

Non League State of Mind: Denton Town v. Styal

Denton Town host Tameside’s first Saturday senior league game of the 2020 – 2021 season For many clubs, the football season starts in a fortnight’s time. My usual team, Stalybridge Celtic, begin their Northern Premier League campaign that very same date (at home to Lancaster City). In a week’s time, they face Stocksbridge Park Steels…

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, September 2020: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s semi-quarantined window on the shop windows Has normality resumed? Well, in the last six weeks, there was some liberalisation of the lockdown conditions. Then, stricter conditions of our lockdown were imposed – announced only hours before coming into force. Our neighbours in Oldham had even stricter conditions imposed, some 300 yards short of…

Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, 30 August 2020

A look at the more lasting changes that will affect Oldham and Saddleworth bus passengers Earlier on, we said there were no service changes affecting Oldham and Saddleworth bus passengers this autumn. At the time, we only knew about the withdrawal of South Pennine Community Transport’s 359 route and placed this in our Tameside and…

Introducing the 305: Denton’s Dane Bank Route

East of the M60 looks at North Western’s new 305 route, set to begin operation soon Stagecoach didn’t renege on its decision to change its 205 route. As of next week, its terminus will revert to being at Dane Bank, after a brief spell of terminating its Piccadilly Gardens route at Crown Point. You could…

A Top Tea Treasure: Co-op’s Indian Prince

Feast of the M60 unravels a tea time treasure It has been a while since yours truly had ventured into a Co-op for anything besides a pint or two of milk. Yet my latest visit to Manchester’s Corporation Street branch did involve two pints of milk and a box of tea bags.

In Pictures: A Sneak Peek of Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange

A look at Ashton-under-Lyne Bus Station Mark 4 From the 30 August 2020, the fourth (and smartest) version of Ashton-under-Lyne bus station will be taking its first passengers. Earlier today [23 August], it was open to let passengers familiarise themselves with the surroundings and, most importantly, stand positions. With the wet weather, it proved its…