First Greater Manchester Out Of Service Mercedes Citaro, 2018

Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester: The Not So Perfect 10

Defunct bus routes in Greater Manchester formed after deregulation day

For the most part of the last 25 years, bus operations outside London have been subject to the worst excesses of neoliberal economics.  Networks have continuously shifted to meet ‘market demands’, resulting in an unstable system which has seen falling passenger numbers.  This has seen inferior service quality, higher fares and older vehicles on our streets.  Greater Manchester is no exception, and even more so, having had at one time some 71 operators within the GMPTE ticketing boundary.

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