Stagecoach Manchester’s novel way of sending buses back to the depot
Many buses returning to the depot tend to have a slightly curt ‘Sorry Not In Service’ on the front indicator. Sometimes a more blunt ‘Not In Service’ or ‘Engaged’. The Bee Line Buzz Company’s minibuses opted for ‘Buzzing Off to the Depot’ for their depot transfers. Stagecoach Manchester, due to the World Cup have gone a step further thanks to the wonders of modern technology.
Stagecoach Manchester marks sponsorship of Homes of Football exhibition with photographic competition
If you look at how many Stagecoach bus routes pass Greater Manchester’s football grounds, you may be surprised to find how many do. The 250, X50, and 256 routes pass Old Trafford for example; the 216 and 231, outside the Etihad Stadium. The 201 is good for getting to Ewen Fields, Hyde United’s humble abode. By day, the 236 and 237 pass Bower Fold and Surrey Street – the homes of Stalybridge Celtic and Glossop North End football clubs respectively.
Photography student inspired by Stagecoach Manchester project
In the last year, Stagecoach Manchester have launched their Women Into Transport campaign. Its aim is to make the transport industry an attractive one for female employees. With female drivers only accounting for 6% of Stagecoach Manchester’s driving staff, they hosted open days at their Sharston and Ashton-under-Lyne depots. The latter was also the subject of an outside broadcast by Tameside Radio.
Stagecoach Manchester bus drivers recognised for safe driving skills and fuel efficiency
Alongside punctuality and reliability, comfort tops the list of many a passenger’s experience on Britain’s most popular form of public transport. Seats are one factor, from back support to legroom. Another factor is the bus’ ride quality. Does it glide along the East Lancashire Road, or does a trip along Victoria Street feel like The Grand National?
How 63 drivers responded to the Ray Mill fire in Stalybridge
Last Saturday night/Sunday morning, a huge fire engulfed Ray Mill on Tame Street, Stalybridge. Built in 1907 it was seen for miles around from many a passing train, numerous 343 buses, and local hills. Like its long demolished sister mill, Victor Mill, it was one of Courtauld’s Stalybridge cotton mills.
Before Saturday night, Ray Mill was home to a number of small businesses. There was also an highly acclaimed dance studio. It was also one of the last mills in Stalybridge to cease cotton spinning. Previous occupants had included the double glazing company Warmshield.