Schoolchildren Select Stagecoach Sobriquet

Manchester schoolchildren set to choose name for one of 29 new double deckers

To celebrate Stagecoach Manchester’s annual Green Week, local primary school children have been given the chance to name one of its 29 new double-decker buses with the latest clean, green engines. Continue reading “Schoolchildren Select Stagecoach Sobriquet”

Today, St. Werburgh’s Road… Next Thursday, East Didsbury

South Manchester Line extension to open three months ahead of schedule

Flexity Swift M5000, St. Peter's Square, Manchester
Soon to be extended to East Didsbury: the South Manchester Line.

Since the end of this February, Rochdalians and Oldhamers have enjoyed a direct tram link to Chorlton-cum-Hardy. From next Thursday, a day before Whit Friday, the South Manchester Line will be extended to East Didsbury. East of its current terminus at St. Werburgh’s Road, there will be five new stops. Before reaching its terminus at East Didsbury, they will call at Withington, Burton Road, West Didsbury and Didsbury Village. Continue reading “Today, St. Werburgh’s Road… Next Thursday, East Didsbury”

Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #6: 22, Bolton – Stretford – Stockport

The Sixth of East of the M60’s Seven Bus Route Wonders of the Greater Manchester area

There is only a small number of bus routes in Greater Manchester which traverse both FirstGroup and Stagecoach territory (and one of them was our second route). One recent development has been the extension of First Greater Manchester’s 18 route to Rusholme. Continue reading “Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #6: 22, Bolton – Stretford – Stockport”