Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, April 2016

Not-so-light tweaks order of the day with curtailments and contract changes

  • 415 reverts to Oldham – Middleton only service;
  • Operator changes for 408 and 412 services;
  • 425 evening changes and service cuts;
  • 81A evening journeys replaced by revised and renumbered 343 route.
First Greater Manchester Volvo B7RLE MX05 CJZ, Mumps Bridge, Oldham
Curtailed and split after 7pm: along with the 415 service, the 425’s evening journeys will be split at Mumps Bridge. There will also be a change of operator along its easterly section to Holts Estate.

For Oldham and Saddleworth bus passengers, a case of few changes in number though with each one having a more tremendous impact than those affecting its Tameside neighbours. Whereas many of Tameside’s changes are brought about by Manchester’s traffic and some tender changes, Oldham’s will have more of an effect on its overall network. Continue reading “Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, April 2016”

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, April 2016

Tameside gets off lightly in City Region’s most comprehensive set of service changes to date

  • 202 service from Hyde to Glossop withdrawn;
  • 348 and 350 daytime journeys cut from every 10 to every 12 minutes;
  • Evening, Sunday and Bank Holiday 343 journeys rerouted and renumbered 340.
High Peak Buses
Making their Tameside debut on the 04 April will be High Peak, whose flagship route is the 199 Skyline service from Buxton to Manchester Airport. Wearing the livery of its predecessor, this Wright-bodied Volvo B7RLE is seen in Newtown, New Mills on the 25 March 2015. Image by grassrootsgroundswell (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

True to form (and inferred in our previous set of changes), the Eastertide service changes are the leftover nutty chocolates in our bus based tin of Quality Street. The close of Easter will see the most comprehensive set of service changes in Greater Manchester since the split of GM Buses in December 1993.
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