Welcome upgrade for local Ashton and Hyde routes For regular readers used to seeing a separate Oldham and Saddleworth bulletin, this edition covers the Oldham, Tameside and Glossop areas due to fewer service changes in Oldham. Sunday journeys added to 335, 342 and 387 routes; 41As partially replaced by Sunday and Bank Holiday 335s; 394 […]Read More Oldham, Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 31 January 2021
Significant changes to two key routes and early introduction of School Holiday Timetable On Sunday, Stagecoach Greater Manchester’s latest timetable updates will see the retiming of many of its trunk routes to School Holiday schedules, and changes to two trunk routes in the Tameside and Glossop area. To a point, these routes will see their […]Read More Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes Extra (29 November 2020)
More lockdown fun for all the family – especially bus enthusiasts At this very moment, England is in its second lockdown. Non-essential retail premises have closed, which has meant only chemists, supermarkets and variety stores can continue trading. Whereas supermarkets are able to sell ‘non-essential’ merchandise, managers have reserved the right to cordon off non-essential […]Read More Escape To The Pantry: Word Search Puzzles for Greater Manchester Bus Geeks
Quite a lot to be honest! Imagine a world without Northern England. It would be a dull place devoid of The Beatles, iconic suspension bridges, daft footballers, and railway lines. Prior to the late 1970s, we were the manufacturing heart of the world. We built bridges, ships, made cutlery and built the world its locomotives […]Read More What Has the North Done For Us?
Welcome restoration of Stalybridge to Hyde route For regular readers used to seeing a separate Oldham and Saddleworth bulletin, this edition covers the Oldham, Tameside and Glossop areas due to the lack of changes in Oldham. Apart from one route that covers the Oldham and Tameside areas. New 387 route bridges Stalyhill gap; Daytime 41As […]Read More Oldham, Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 25 October 2020
Bank Holiday changes see last minute reprieve for Dane Bank – Denton link 204, 206 and 207 replaced by new 202 service; New Denton – Dane Bank link created – thanks to local campaign; 7 split into three variants (7, 7A and 7B); 205 reverts to being Dane Bank – Piccadilly Gardens bus route; Cuts […]Read More Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 30 August 2020
S.V’s night under the stars along with six others from Ewing School As I write this entry, it is exactly thirty years since my last breakaway with a few fellows from Ewing School. In addition to the Middle Group’s annual holiday, yours truly with four other pupils (who left Ewing School the following month) had […]Read More Seven Go Camping in Crowden
Ten more lost bus routes of Greater Manchester When did we last do a Lost Bus Routes Not So Perfect Ten? The answer to that was eight years ago. Since then, Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester has spawned a fair number of spin-offs. These have focused on individual routes or a collection of routes […]Read More Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester V, The Ocarina of Bus Times: The Not So Perfect Ten
Unique renumbering exercise aims to be more user-friendly than present system There hasn’t been a comprehensive renumbering exercise in Tameside since SELNEC PTE became Greater Manchester PTE. Since the start of bus deregulation, some routes have been renumbered to suit the operator’s requirements. In the main, most of Tameside’s bus route numbers are in the […]Read More Revolutionary Renumbering Exercise Aims to Boost Bus Patronage in Tameside
Why the general retail market is an important fixture in our High Streets Over the last decade, retail sales figures have been gravely affected by the dual onslaught of online shopping and stagnant wages. With the former, it is cheaper for some households to stay at home and pay the online retailer’s delivery charges instead […]Read More Foodie Markets: Gentrification or a Valid Regeneration Scheme?