Linking Saddleworth with Tameside: Focus on Nexus Move

East of the M60 looks at Tameside’s latest bus operator The Tameside bus scene is in the midst of far-reaching change. With the exception of three routes, FirstGroup are pulling out of the borough. Stagecoach and HCT Group’s MCT Travel will be the borough’s biggest players, followed by Stott’s Tours. The smallest operator of stage…

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 01 September 2019

Spoils of FirstGroup’s Tamexit sees sweeping changes Ashton local services rationalised; No more post-7pm buses from Stalybridge to Hyde; Sunday and Bank Holiday 236s axed. Most of this September’s changes are affected by FirstGroup’s retreat from the Tameside area. Within the next month, Tameside’s biggest two bus operators will be Stagecoach Manchester and MCT Travel….

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, August 2019: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows The Royal Exchange Theatre comes to Stalybridge Civic Hall; TAC Tales: Ashton bus shelter changes; Plus all the usual retail movements from Hollingworth to Littlemoss. Over the last month, the sizzling summer weather gave way to flooding with parts of the Tame Valley affected.

East of the M60 says “Stay Cool This Summer”

A friendly message for our readers If you have travelled by bus, train or tram today, we do not envy you due to today’s delays and cancellations. Especially from Manchester Piccadilly where trains have been diverted to Manchester Victoria station. Not least the overcrowding and stifling conditions.

First Greater Manchester Continues Retreat from Tameside

Only three First routes left in Tameside by September 2019 In the last 24 hours, we have heard that First Greater Manchester will continue their retreat from the Tameside area. On the 01 September 2019, there will only be three routes in the borough operated by the successors to GM Buses North.

Tameside’s and Glossop’s Northern Premier League 2019 – 20 Fixtures

Ashton United welcome newly promoted Atherton Collieries whilst Mossley and Stalybridge Celtic travel away Well, the wait is over. Today at 6pm, the Northern Premier League has announced its fixtures for the 2019 – 2020 season. This season will also see two significant developments for the 51-year-old league. First is the creation of a North…

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 21 July 2019

First pulls out of 346 route but, other than that, usual summertime changes Besides the usual raft of summer timetable changes, the only significant change affects one route that has been shared by two or more operators for nearly three decades.

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, July 2019: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows Stalybridge leads the borough’s Tameside Pride celebrations; Ashton-under-Lyne’s Wilko store reopening; Boots and William Hill to cut stores; Plus all the usual retail movements from Hartshead to Haughton Green. The summer weather came into its own over the last month. Especially so on Armed Forces Day which coincided…

Beating Heart of Ashton Depot Retires After 49 Years Continuous Service

Peter Riley clocks out for the last time after nearly half a century in the bus industry Cast your mind back to 1970. 49 years ago, another English international side reached a World Cup Semi Final (as defending champions). SELNEC launched a new bus route from Bolton to Stockport known as the Trans-Lancs Express. On…

Save Our Summer House! Stamford Park Conservatory Demolition Threat

Tameside MBC decides on demolition instead of restoration of iconic conservatory Here’s a poser for you: what have Dukinfield Hall, Stalybridge Town Hall and the Stamford Park boating lake café got in common? If you guessed historic buildings in Tameside, well done. If you guessed historic buildings in Tameside that have been demolished after the…

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, June 2019: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows Excellent start for Tameside Young Traders’ Market; Ashton-under-Lyne’s Top Shop/Topman store to close after 35 years; The return of a legendary Stalybridge pub – on a new site; Plus all the usual retail movements from Littlemoss to Broadbottom. Had it not been for the successful Tameside Young Traders’…

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, May 2019: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows Coming soon: a new occasional market for young traders; Ashton charity shop opened by Coronation Street actor; Plus all the usual retail movements from Roaches to Haughton Green. The last month has been a fairly ordinary one, even with the Easter holidays.