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….

Our Network: Tameside’s Future Transport Network in Greater Manchester

Why Andy Burnham has moved one step closer to bus franchising and how this affects Tameside Greater Manchester is one step closer to seeing off Nicholas Ridley’s free market experiment. A free market experiment that has seen a 45% drop in bus patronage in Greater Manchester. An experiment which has seen swingeing cuts to the…

South Pennine Goes Contactless!

South Pennine Community Transport introduces contactless payments on the 29 April 2019 On both sides of the Pennines, Arriva, Stagecoach, and FirstGroup have introduced contactless payments on their buses. Instead of fumbling for change, they offer casual passengers another way to pay for their bus fares. So far, smaller independent operators have begun to add…

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…

Tameside and Saddleworth Bus Changes Extra, Winter 2017

Changes to South Pennine Community Transport and Tameside Local Link services Since our Tameside and Saddleworth area bus service changes articles went to press, here’s news of a couple of changes that have escaped our radar.

South Pennine’s Ashton and Glossop Routes: Exclusive Route Map

Courtesy of East of the M60, your very Metro style map of South Pennine’s new routes With only a week to go, we at East of the M60 are looking forward to the arrival of South Pennine Community Transport’s services to Ashton, Glossop and Meltham. The new services, X50, 351 and 322 respectively will complement the incumbent 352 service…

South Pennine’s Way to Tameside and Glossop

Coming soon! New routes to Ashton-under-Lyne and Glossop South Pennine Community Transport, one of a new wave of Community Interest Companies engaged in bus operations, is set to repeat the success of their 352 service with two new routes.

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…