Saddleworth and Tameside Bus Service Changes, September 2015

Just the usual reversion to schoolday timetables but…

  • Changes to 353 service sees curtailment to Dobcross;
  • Retiming of peak hour Denton – Stockport journeys.
Enviro400 Stagecoach Manchester MX07 HNB, King Street, Dukinfield
Back to the old : a typical weekday on the 330 service to Stockport.

Little to report today other than one minor change and the restoration of schoolday journey times.

The biggest change affecting Tameside and Saddleworth passengers concerns the 353 service operated by First Greater Manchester. From the 01 September, the service which operates every two hours will no longer terminate at Carrcote. Instead, it will terminate at Dobcross approaching the village as per the present. From the former Woolpack pub, it will turn left towards Uppermill.

As a result, residents on Palin Wood Road will see its connection with Uppermill and Ashton-under-Lyne cut to every two hours. Some may argue the walk from Palin Wood Road to the centre of Delph would be negligible but the slight gradient and longer wait is less attractive to older residents. Its sister route, the 354 will see some revision to its running times.

The second change affecting Saddleworth passengers is a minor change to one journey of the 184 service. Its 1638 journey from Piccadilly Gardens to Uppermill will be curtailed to operate from Hollinwood.

Sticking to retimings of a peak hour variety, the 322 and 327 services from Stockport to Haughton Green and Denton will be retimed. Similarly this will be true of the 231 service from Piccadilly to Ashton-under-Lyne via Littlemoss and Tameside Hospital.

Schoolday Timetables

The following services shall be reverting to their schoolday timetables:

  • 7: Ashton-under-Lyne – Droylsden – Dane Bank – Stockport;
  • 168: Ashton-under-Lyne – Chorlton-cum-Hardy;
  • 169: Ashton-under-Lyne – Southern Cemetery;
  • 201: Piccadilly – Denton – Hyde – Hattersley;
  • 204: Hyde – Haughton Green – Denton – Piccadilly;
  • 205: Denton – Dane Bank – Gorton – Piccadilly;
  • 206: Gee Cross – Hyde – Denton – West Gorton – Piccadilly;
  • 207: Gee Cross – Hyde – Denton – Piccadilly;
  • 219: (Stalybridge) – Ashton-under-Lyne – Fairfield – Openshaw – Piccadilly;
  • 221: Dukinfield [Tennyson Avenue] – Audenshaw – Openshaw – Piccadilly;
  • 231: Ashton-under-Lyne – Littlemoss – Droylsden – Clayton – Piccadilly;
  • 327: Denton – Brinnington – Stockport.

Whatever next?

We await October’s set of changes with intrepidation.

S.V., 20 August 2015.

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  1. I have just discovered Tameside’s bus changes for October 2015 on the TfGM website. Here goes:

    201: An additional journey is introduced on Sundays and public holidays at 0616 from Hattersley.

    219: Some Monday to Saturday peak period and early evening journeys are extended to Stalybridge.

    346: Monday to Saturday daytime journeys run by Stagecoach Manchester are extended to/from Tameside General Hospital. Times are also changed.

    409: Times are changed with additional early morning and late evening journeys introduced throughout the week.

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    1. Hi Conor,

      Our fellows at TfGM have posted them pretty early. I would assume retiming the 346 may be to allow for traffic at BT roundabout (which has had an affect on punctuality and journey times).

      The 346’s future extension to Tameside Hospital is an interesting one, re-establishing a direct link with the hospital from Dukinfield (severed since April 2014). Within the next week, expect to see East of the M60’s look at the forthcoming changes.

      Bye for now,

      Stuart.

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