Parking the Bus: Bus Routes That Share Numbers with Football Formations: The Not So Perfect Ten

Ever wondered which Greater Manchester bus routes share or shared their number with a football formation?

For many people, New Year’s Day isn’t only about giving up smoking, going on a diet, or alcohol abstinence. January sees the start of a 31-part soap opera known as The Transfer Window. Yes, it is that time of the year which leads to Transfer Deadline Day. The climax which sees Barclays Premier League and English Football League players change hands for silly money.

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Summer Saturday Saddleworth Service Sets Sail on 30 May

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. Continue reading “Summer Saturday Saddleworth Service Sets Sail on 30 May”