If Youth Changed Anything, They’d Abolish It

So far, the ConDems are doing a fine job of that thanks to targeting its most regressive cutbacks on persons 16 to 35 years of age.

I don’t claim to be an anthropologist nor a social historian. Perhaps you could call this a rant. Strictly speaking it is, but it’s no typical shouty one. Rather a muted one about the way Britain’s young people are being treated. Which is, at this very moment, very badly. Continue reading “If Youth Changed Anything, They’d Abolish It”

JPT Travel Admits Defeat on 112 Service

Stagecoach Manchester to be sole operator of Middleton to Manchester service’s daytime journeys

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The End: JPT Travel’s involvement on the 112’s daytime journeys.

After withdrawing its journeys on the 17 service between Middleton and Manchester, JPT Travel is set to pull out of another service between the same points.

From the 15 January, it will cease to operate daytime journeys on the 112 service via Moston. This however wont affect evening journeys, most of which operated under contract to Transport for Greater Manchester. These will continue to terminate at Stevenson Square.

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Stagecoach Manchester will be the only company on daytime journeys of the 112 service which, like this bus, was inherited from Bluebird Bus and Coach.

S.V., 06 January 2014.