Ashtonian Sunday Stand Shuffle Scrapped

Changes to Sunday and Evening stands at Ashton-under-Lyne bus station

A Volvo B9TL about to load on a part working of the 350's Sunday service.
Some services are set to change stands on the 26 January 2014, though this service seen above wont be affected.

In the last 15 months, Ashton-under-Lyne’s Sunday and evening bus services have used different stands to their weekday equivalents. This practice, first enacted in the late 1990s to improve personal security was scrapped in October 2012, only to return on the 11 November 2012.

From the 26 January 2014, all Sunday and evening journeys will operate from the same stands as their weekday and Saturday equivalents. For example, the 216 which uses G Stand on Sundays and evenings, will use L Stand. This change doesn’t apply to most services using A to G stands seven days a week, such as the Ashton Circulars [331 – 333], 346 and 350 services. For obvious reasons, this doesn’t affect services without Sunday, evening and Bank Holiday journeys.

Chances are the change of stands on Sundays and evening journeys may have confused passengers who travel by bus less frequently, hence the reversion.

S.V., 07 January 2014.