Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #1: 343, Oldham – Mossley – Hyde

East of the M60’s Seven Bus Route Wonders of the Greater Manchester area

Little and Large: Volvo B9TL and Optare Solo, Oldham Bus Station
Regular fare on Stott’s of Oldham’s 343 route are its modern Optare Solo minibuses. Though onward views are a far cry from the double deckers which were regular fare at one time, the seats are comfortable enough for the full journey.

It is fitting that East of the M60’s Seven Bus Route Wonders of the Greater Manchester area should begin with the 343, a scenic route which singlehandedly sparked this fellow’s interest in public transport. This is the first of a set of posts written to commemorate Catch The Bus Week. Continue reading “Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #1: 343, Oldham – Mossley – Hyde”