Even More Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester: The Not So Perfect Ten

The Long Awaited Follow Up to The Follow Up

A picture of a Dennis Dart SLF in SpeedwellBus livery
GONE: SpeedwellBus’ S50 route to Mossley (Hey Farm), one of 30 Lost Bus Routes in Greater Manchester covered on East of the M60 since 2009.

Since the last follow-up in November 2009, the bus scene in Greater Manchester has seen its fair share of upheavals. It has been a tale of expanding and contracting independent companies. We have cross-boundary service retention disputes, GMPTE changing its name and M-blem (sacrilege though alas legally necessary) and its flat concessionary fare go the way of the dinosaurs. The only constant (along with death and taxation) is the conurbation’s fluid nature of its network, even now.

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