Tameside Bus Service Changes, 27 October 2013: A Matter of Timing

Traffic conditions behind recent set of changes

  • Daytime retiming of Pioneer Depot Team’s 346 journeys;
  • Peak hour tweaks to 41 route;
  • Route changes to 353, 354, 387 and 396.
First Greater Manchester Dennis Dart SLF, Marshall bodywork, X785 HLR, outside Hyde bus station
Could common sense prevail? The Pioneer Depot Team will be retiming their 346’s daytime journeys from the 27 October. At present, bunching is a regular problem among Dukinfield passengers.

The modern day scourge of traffic congestion and residents parking their vehicles on the kerb are the main driver towards this autumn’s service changes. Throughout Tameside, most particularly Dukinfield and Ashton-under-Lyne, they mainly affect First Greater Manchester’s routes operated by the Pioneer Depot Team. Continue reading “Tameside Bus Service Changes, 27 October 2013: A Matter of Timing”

‘Bridge Bags Briggs: Harvey’s Replacement Sees Return of Former Captain

Keith Briggs and Andy Ferne return to Bower Fold

They say a week is a long time in politics. This is also true of Association Football from World Cup qualifiers to the Skrill North. Within the space of nine days, Stalybridge Celtic have replaced their previous manager Jim Harvey with two familiar faces. One of them was Steve Burr’s captain from 2007 to 2010. The second face has had ties with Stalybridge Celtic on a commercial level for 30 years, and scouted for Steve Burr. Continue reading “‘Bridge Bags Briggs: Harvey’s Replacement Sees Return of Former Captain”