Crossing the South Pennines By Bus: A Lost Bus Routes Special

The threads left behind by Manchester’s lost bus links with Barnsley and Sheffield The 04 January 2020 will soon be a significant anniversary date in trans-Pennine transport history. That date will be the 50th anniversary of the cessation of passenger services along the Woodhead line. Had the Woodhead line stayed open today, the all-electric route…

Wilmslow Resident Wins Engineer of the Year

Stagecoach Manchester engineer wins top engineering honours in Route One Awards In the annual Route One Awards, Peter Sumner, was named Engineer of the Year in the Large Operator. The Stagecoach Manchester engineer picked up his award in Birmingham last week. The Route One Awards celebrate achievements and excellence in the coach and bus industry….

The X67: A Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester Special

Remembering Manchester’s express route to Chesterfield which, at one time, continued to Lincoln Once upon a time, almost fifty years ago, it was possible to cross the Pennines by bus from Manchester, via a number of different routes. Without a change of bus en route. Today, there are only three routes where you can do…

Preston Bus Station Now Grade II Listed Building

Victory for Bus and Architecture Geeks Euston Arch of the Motorway Age saved from possible demolition Cllr Rankin: ‘Very disappointing but not altogether unexpected’ If you’ve spent the best part of your formative years en route to Blackpool or Morecambe, there’s every chance you would have come across what was Britain’s biggest bus station. For…