A Merry Christmas and a Peaceful 2015 from East of the M60

East of the M60's Christmas Card for 2014.

Well, Christmas Day is only a few days away and as East of the M60 has done since 2011, it has issued another Christmas card to its readers. This year’s Christmas card has a 1980s theme, with our favourite single decker bus seen in a Commodore 64 style.

Before you rush off to open your presents on Christmas Day, please keep this in mind:

  • The 330 and 409 will be running a limited service on Boxing Day (half hourly during shopping hours), along with the 201, 216 and 219;
  • That Metrolink will be running a proper – full-fat – Saturday service on Boxing Day (yay!) with double trams on certain journeys;
  • It may be double fare or Tariff 3 on the local taxis;
  • Finding something worth watching may be a struggle this year. You may wish to seek alternative audio visual sources like YouTube.

Apart from all that, East of the M60 wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. May your Christmas be wet (which it will be, with more rain forecast this Yuletide), tinged with real ale, and include three points at Ewen Fields or Bower Fold. Weather permitting of course.

S.V., 23 December 2014.


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  1. If you do manage to get out on Boxing Day look out for some rather odd workings on various bus routes as I know for one that Queens Road will be doing 409s so there may be a chance of the odd Dynamo Gemini on there as for 330s could be the odd Hybrid or maybe something else as it will probably only Hyde Road and Sharston covering the Stagecoach services


    1. Hi Andrew,

      Chances are (if the ‘Bridge’s trip to Ewen Fields isn’t dogged by rain) I should expect more hybrids on the 201, from The Sportsman’s window.

      Needless to say, I’ve seen anything from an ALX400 to an Enviro200 as well as the more usual Enviro400s on a normal 330 route. Not least the joys of free WiFi from Water Street to Mersey Square.

      Bye for now,



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