South Pennine Community Transport launches new trans-Pennine link

Once upon a time, quite some time ago, in the good old days of Greater Manchester Transport and GM Buses, there used to be a direct bus along the A635 road east of The Clarence Hotel in Greenfield. Operating from Rochdale, it was known as the Pennine Edge and allocated service number 430. Its route approached Saddleworth via High Crompton, Denshaw, Delph and Greenfield before getting to Holmfirth.

Also, the 180 service used to have summertime extensions to Holmfirth. Today, this joy is no longer available. At least till the end of May.

Bridging the gap will be South Pennine Community Transport. Their new seasonal service, the 352, will connect Uppermill and Greenfield with Holmfirth. Each Saturday, three return journeys across the Pennines will provide a fast link across the A635 taking 35 minutes to complete.

As with First Greater Manchester and First West Yorkshire services on both sides of the Pennines, ENCTS Concessionary, Concession Plus and Senior Citizens’ passes will be accepted.

Quick Timetable:

From Holmfirth to Uppermill:

  • Holmfirth, Bus Station: 0955, 1155 and 1355;
  • Greenfield, Clarence Hotel: 1022, 1222, 1422;
  • Greenfield, Railway Station: 1024, 1224, 1422;
  • Uppermill, Commercial Hotel: 1030, 1230, 1430.

From Uppermill to Holmfirth:

  • Uppermill, Commercial Hotel: 1035, 1235 and 1435;
  • Greenfield, Railway Station: 1039, 1239 and 1439;
  • Greenfield, Clarence Hotel: 1041, 1241 and 1441;
  • Holmfirth, Bus Station: 1109, 1309 and 1509.

For further details, visit the South Pennine Community Transport website. If you’re sending an email, tell them that East of the M60 sent you. Who knows? You might some ratbag with a rucksack, slightly dishevelled hair and a camera of some description.

S.V., 08 May 2015.

2 thoughts on “Summer Saturday Saddleworth Service Sets Sail on 30 May

  1. Not trying to claim credit for this service but back in December I e-mailed the Peak Park authority with a suggestion for a service on this road as it was a missing transport link for the Pennine Way in that area. Marsden has good public transport on it’s part of the PW, and you can eventually reach the PW around Black Hill from Greenfield or Crowden but I felt something was needed in between.

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  2. The last time I caught a bus along A635 from Uppermill-Holmfirth was quite a number of years ago when due to the annual Whit Walk Processions in Uppermill the 365 I was on or it could have been 184 when Huddersfield Depot operated it was diverted via A635 for a time to/from Huddersfield which meant it ran non-stop from Uppermill-Huddersfield via but not stopping at Holmfirth


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