The Golden Oldie Bus Picture Show: More Older Buses in Tameside and Oldham
Even more superannuated step entrance and low floor vehicles.
When I get older, losing my flair Fifteen years from now Will you still be showing me the Claret Line Schoolday runnings, seldom on time
If I’d been out on the 83 Will you drive so sure? Will you still need me, though I’m not spritely, On the 64?
Adapted from ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ (with apologies to Lennon and McCartney).
It has been over a year since the new FirstGroup livery was introduced to its modern vehicles. In that time, we have also seen a sizeable chunk of First Greater Manchester’s Wigan operation and Bluebird Bus and Coach transfer to Stagecoach Manchester. Furthermore, albeit in the short term, we have seen First Greater Manchester regain lost ground after the transfer of some of Maytree Travel’s routes. It has also meant the hasty return to service of some of its older vehicles.
Even so, there are still a few older vehicles on our roads in the Oldham and Tameside areas. Some of which, particularly the Dennis Arrows, have spent longer in Greater Manchester than in their original operating area [London]. Most of the pictures seen below were photographed over the last month.