Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, Summer 2017

Summertime timetables and a subtle service review

Enviro400 MMC SN16 OUC, Stagecoach Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne Bus Station
The normal bus of choice on the 216 route, outside Ashton bus station.

For the first time in a good while, we have little to say about this summer’s set of service changes. All but one set of service changes entail the Summer timetables.

There is only service change which a service change in the truest sense. This affects the 168 service from Chorlton-cum-Hardy to Ashton-under-Lyne. Its Sunday service will be retained to improve punctuality.

Of the Summer timetables, the 409 (unlike last year) will be running to its normal timetable. Having a Summer Timetable for the first time will be the 346 service. With First Greater Manchester’s journeys, this will take advantage of the reduced traffic levels on school holidays. Especially as the 346 route stops near several schools along its short distance.

Summer Timetables

The following services will be operating under their summer timetables from the 23 July 2017:

  • 7: Ashton-under-Lyne – Droylsden – Gorton – Reddish – Stockport (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 168: Ashton-under-Lyne – Littlemoss – Droylsden – Gorton – Chorlton-cum-Hardy [Bus Station] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 201: Hattersley – Hyde – Denton – Gorton – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 204: Hyde – Haughton Green – Denton – Gorton – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 205: Denton – Dane Bank – Debdale Park – Gorton – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 206: Gee Cross – Hyde – Denton – West Gorton – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 207: Gee Cross – Hyde – Denton – Gorton – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 219: Stalybridge – Ashton-under-Lyne – Audenshaw – Openshaw – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 221: Dukinfield [Tennyson Avenue] – Audenshaw – Fairfield – Openshaw – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 231: Tameside Hospital – Ashton-under-Lyne – Littlemoss – Droylsden – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 327: Denton – Bredbury – Brinnington – Portwood – Stockport (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 330: Ashton-under-Lyne – Dukinfield – Hyde – Woodley – Stockport – Manchester Airport (Stagecoach Manchester);
  • 346: Ashton-under-Lyne – Dukinfield – Newton – Hyde (Stagecoach Manchester/First Manchester – affects FGM journeys only);
  • 347: Ashton-under-Lyne – Guide Bridge – Hooley Hill – Denton – Haughton Green (Stagecoach Manchester).

Whatever next?

From the Derbyshire County Council website, September 2017 could see a timetable revision for the 236 and 237 routes. In a previous TfGM meeting, there has been plans to replace the Sunday journeys of the 353 and 354 routes (Ashton-under-Lyne to Uppermill) with a new one. Albeit with a reduced frequency but another Sunday link to Denshaw. We shall see nearer the time.

S.V., 19 July 2017.

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