Women Into Transport Set to Challenge Male Dominated Industry

Stagecoach Manchester leads charge to get more women into transport industry.

For well over a century, the bus industry has been a male dominated one. Men have driven buses, designed the things, and managed bus undertakings. It is worth noting that a brother, husband and sister formed one of the world’s largest transport operators. The one that accounts for a 100 million bus journeys in Greater Manchester alone.

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Greater Manchester Bus, Train, and Tram Fare Updates 2018

A look at Greater Manchester’s fare changes

Almex M canceller (ClipperCard)

It’s that time again. Next to the obligatory Bond film, the 12 days of Christmas also covers another custom: fare increases. With (in England at least) the 02 January 2018 being the next ‘normal day’ after New Year’s Day, our bus, train and tram fares will be rising.

In Greater Manchester, Stagecoach Manchester and First Greater Manchester will be raising its single fares, season tickets and day rovers. For the first time since January 2014, fares will be rising on Metrolink trams, by an average of 5.93%. On average, train fares will be going up by 3.4%. Continue reading “Greater Manchester Bus, Train, and Tram Fare Updates 2018”

2017, In the Company of Buses

East of the M60‘s review of the year from a public transport angle

First Greater Manchester Mercedes Citaro, W366 RJA, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
One of the biggest bus related events in Greater Manchester was the closure of First Greater Manchester’s Bury and Dukinfield depots. With Tameside’s routes served by Oldham depot, Mercedes Citaros have returned to the scene.

If 2016 was eventful, 2017 was even more eventful to the power of five. Testing our city region’s bus operators, rail franchisees, and the Metrolink was the terror attack at Manchester Arena. Greater Manchester also gained a newly elected mayor, and powers to reregulate its own buses. Also a new stretch of railway line.
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Stagecoach’s Santas’ Sleighload for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Dashing through the snow, on a bus down Chorlton way…

From the World Freight Terminal to Piccadilly Gardens, Stagecoach Santas will be entertaining passengers on some of its services across South Manchester. In the run up to Christmas, they will be performing a selection of festive classics to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

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Stagecoach Manchester Employees’ Success at Transport Awards

Post Manchester Arena attack operation sees five staff recognised for their efforts and bravery

Stagecoach Manchester Enviro400 MMC, SN16 OWD, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station

If you remember the terrorist attack after the Ariana Grande concert, it was a dark chapter in the city’s history with the death of 22 concertgoers. It was also characterised by the collective efforts which stopped the disaster from escalating further. These included taxi drivers, bus inspectors, and bus drivers.

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Brinnington United Park The Bus With a Sponsorship Deal

Stagecoach Manchester unveils five new buses and sponsors Stockport District Sunday League side

Good old November, a pretty cold time of the year. Most importantly, it is close to the halfway point of the football season when things get exciting. Some teams prefer to climb the league table by playing free-flowing football. Others are happy with a “one-nil to the Arsenal…” mindset. They are the kind of teams who prefer to park the bus after getting a goal or two. Continue reading “Brinnington United Park The Bus With a Sponsorship Deal”

Stagecoach Reaches £21,900 Mark for Breast Cancer Charity

Stagecoach Manchester and Prevent Breast Cancer celebrate two years of fundraising efforts

Was it really been two years ago since Frozen and Elf was shown in Hazel Grove’s new fangled park and ride facility? Where did the time go? This week, Stagecoach Manchester has announced it has generated over £21,900 for its chosen charity, Prevent Breast Cancer. Continue reading “Stagecoach Reaches £21,900 Mark for Breast Cancer Charity”

Be Nice Bus Stands Against Online Bullying

Anti-bullying bus launched by Stagecoach and The Diana Award

  • UK educational bus touring UK schools to deliver ‘be nice online’ message;
  • Thousands of school pupils invited to sign ‘Be Nice’ pledge following on-bus workshops.
#BeNiceBus driven by Ferne McCann6
The #BeNiceBus, driven by Ferne McCann and donated by Stagecoach.

A ground-breaking anti-bullying bus tour designed to encourage thousands of young people to be nicer online is due to arrive in Manchester. Stagecoach has teamed up with The Diana Award charity to launch the UK’s first and only #BeNiceBus. The Diana Award runs the leading Anti-Bullying Campaign in the UK and Ireland giving young people the skills, confidence and training to tackle all forms of bullying as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Continue reading “Be Nice Bus Stands Against Online Bullying”

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, Winter 2017

It’s oh so quiet… for once

  • Change of operator for 341 service;
  • First, Stagecoach, and High Peak retimings.
Enviro400 MMC SN16 OUC, Stagecoach Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne Bus Station
The 216 service: unchanged in this season’s retimings.

Between the 29 October 2017 and the 28 January 2018, there will be few service changes in Tameside and Glossop. Of those affected by the Winter 2017 changes, High Peak bore the brunt. Retiming forms the bulk of this season’s round up.
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