Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, Spring 2015: Local Services Slashed

Plus: some severance of links with Tameside and Saddleworth areas

  • Off-peak cuts to 408 service;
  • Frequency reductions¬†for 402. 406, and 410/411 circular routes;
  • 6pm curfew for 353 and 354¬†services;
  • 64 curtailed to Higher Blackley, though replaced by new route.
Volvo B7RLE First Greater Manchester, MX05 CHJ, Oldham bus station
Chopped and changed: the 408 service, on the receiving end of Oldham’s service changes.

Whereas its neighbours in the Tameside area have been royally shafted, the government’s attack on hardworking bus users has left a comparatively slight dent on Oldham and Saddleworth’s bus network. Continue reading “Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, Spring 2015: Local Services Slashed”

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, Spring 2015: The Axemen Cameth

MCT and Stagecoach benefit from FirstGroup retreat

  • Spring 2015 cuts confirmed: affected services running to similar timetable as Sunday services;
  • FirstGroup lose evening services;
  • Dukinfield’s Mancunian way, three return journeys on weekdays.
Manchester Community Transport - YJ13HLH - Manchester - 17 October 2014
Seeing the most significant gains to this round of service changes will be Manchester Community Transport whose presence in the borough will be greatly expanded. Seen here is YJ13 HLH, an Eco-Hybrid Optare Solo in Portland Street, Manchester. Photograph by Steven Hughes (Creative Commons Non-Commercial Some Rights Reserved License)

Apart from the fact the scale of Spring 2015’s cutbacks had been anticipated, the biggest headlines should be reserved for the operator changes. Continue reading “Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, Spring 2015: The Axemen Cameth”

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