Social Distancing On The Buses, Greater Manchester Style

A look at how social distancing is being upheld on Greater Manchester’s bus routes Scene One: Gem Travel Luxton depot Stan Butler Junior has followed in his grandfather’s footsteps by working in the bus industry. He drives the 346 to Cemetery Gates, originally the 11 and 11A before National Bus Company took over Luxton and…

Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, 19 April 2020

A look at the more lasting changes that will affect Oldham and Saddleworth bus passengers Though Oldham and Saddleworth passengers weren’t as badly affected by MCT Travel’s demise as those in Tameside, there are still a few significant changes. At the sharpest end of these changes will be Royton passengers, particularly with the 402 and…

Transdev to Buy Rosso Bus

Privatisation of municipal operator sees £3 million investment Rosso Bus, the present day name for Rossendale Borough Transport’s bus operations, is set to be privatised by the end of this year. Subject to a vote on the 20 December, the municipal operator will be sold to Transdev. By the end of this year, most of…

Cityzap, TPE or National Express: Which Way from Manchester to Leeds?

How does Transdev’s brand new bus service measure up against the competition? East of the M60 takes a look. From the 04 November, Transdev will offer another way of travelling from Manchester to Leeds. Known as Cityzap, it aims to offer a more affordable way between the two cities. At Manchester city centre, its terminus…