Me and My Girl, Night Bussing…

New Year’s Eve night time bus services in Tameside

A Very Merry Zippy Christmas

Unlike the last post, I can tell you that this post is going to be much shorter. Shorter than Shafted‘s run on ITV, believe me. Continue reading “Me and My Girl, Night Bussing…”

Christmas and New Year Bus Services in Tameside (2011 – 2012)

Important information regarding Christmas and New Year bus services in the borough

Brazenose Street, Manchester, Christmas Market

Postscript (23 December 2019): If you have come to this page thinking these are the most recent bus times, please click the link leading to this year’s Christmas and New Year Bus Services. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused you.

Back in the days when Woolworth stores reigned the shopping centres, there was such thing as frequent bus services (well, akin to today’s Sunday services rather to 192 style daytime frequencies) on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Since the start of deregulation, this has become an impossibility – despite retailers’ preponderance to open on Boxing Day, denying bus users a chance of the early sale bargains (and actively discriminating against non-car owning employees forced to work on Boxing Day).

OK, rant over, now to concentrate on the real reason behind this post…

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East of the M60 Advent Calendar: 14 December 2011

14. Just the thing for your Turkey and Tinsel break

Charterplan bag

Besides Greater Manchester Transport’s more workaday role (of safely carrying passengers from A to B over a given route), there was other concerns like the SELNEC Express Parcels concern in Parrs Wood, Dial-a-Ride and Charterplan. Originally known as SELNEC Travel, it adopted that name in 1975, offering private coach hire services and excursions. It also offered a direct coach service from Manchester to Paris and a selection of holidays in the UK and on the continent. Continue reading “East of the M60 Advent Calendar: 14 December 2011”