Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, Summer 2017

Summertime timetables and a subtle service review

Enviro400 MMC SN16 OUC, Stagecoach Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne Bus Station
The normal bus of choice on the 216 route, outside Ashton bus station.

For the first time in a good while, we have little to say about this summer’s set of service changes. All but one set of service changes entail the Summer timetables.
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Glossop Old Band (Summer 2017): Summer Brass at Boarshurst Band Club

How The Marcus and Duncan Show made for a smashing concert

As with the previous gigs at The World Famous Boarshurst Band Club, Glossop Old Band gave us another great performance. Putting it briefly, it was a tight performance, suitable for brass banding aficionados and anyone new to the joys of brass band concerts.

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Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, April 2017

Subtle changes but Stalybridge and Dukinfield passengers at sharpest end of two major changes

  • Minimal changes to First services, in spite of depot closure;
  • Cuts to evening journeys of 340 service;
  • 169 service curtailed on weekdays and Saturdays;
  • First and Stagecoach retimings.
Dennis Dart SLF, WA56 OAY, First Greater Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne Bus Station,
First Greater Manchester’s journeys of the 346 service, unaffected by the latest service changes.

For passengers within the Tameside and Glossop area, the biggest story behind this month’s service changes is the closure of Dukinfield garage. It has been stated that any changes to First Greater Manchester routes would be negligible.
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Tintwistle Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (February 2017)

Another sparkling display from Tintwistle Band

What can be said about any concert under the tutelage of Sarah Groarke-Booth other than its sleek programme? On a freezing February night, some hardy souls (this reviewer included) braved the zero celsius temperatures for the warm reception of an iconic brass banding venue. Warming the otherwise frozen audience was another sound Tintwistle performance.
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Tameside and Saddleworth Bus Changes Extra, Winter 2017

Changes to South Pennine Community Transport and Tameside Local Link services

South Pennine Community Transport, GK52 OLA, Renault Master/Rohill Harrier, High Street, Uppermill
South Pennine Community Transport’s then newly formed 352 service outside The Commercial Hotel, Uppermill.

Since our Tameside and Saddleworth area bus service changes articles went to press, here’s news of a couple of changes that have escaped our radar.
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Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, January 2017

Winter changes dominated by Stagecoach retimings

  • Cuts to night buses on 201 and 216 routes;
  • Reductions to some peak hour journeys;
  • First and Stagecoach retimings.
Stagecoach Manchester Enviro400, MX07 HLZ, outside Dukinfield Town Hall
The 330: one of a handful of Stagecoach routes being retimed.

True to form, the late January changes for 2017 are another lull before April’s storm. The bulk of this year’s first changes are retimings on Stagecoach Manchester’s part. Some of which entail the withdrawal of some journeys, mainly outside the peaks in the small hours or before the witching hour.
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Christmas 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017 Bus Services in Tameside

Christmas and New Year service information for bus users in Tameside and surrounding area

It's Christmas time
Image: ‘It’s Christmas Time’ by Anna & Michal. (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

Ladies and gentlemen, as sure as eggs are eggs, and as unsure as Brexit is Brexit, it is that time of the year. With Christmas drawing near, here is the lowdown on our Yuletide buses within the Tameside area. Continue reading “Christmas 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017 Bus Services in Tameside”

Saddleworth and Oldham Bus Service Changes, October 2016

All quiet on the Oldham front

First Greater Manchester, Enviro400, Oldham bus station
The 184’s timetable will be integrated with sister routes within the Colne Valley villages.

There is little to report today other than a quartet of retiming based changes. Really, it has been a while since the Oldham and Saddleworth changes were ever that quiet. Still, time to take a breather and board that 184 to Marsden Moor. Continue reading “Saddleworth and Oldham Bus Service Changes, October 2016”

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, October 2016

330 service takes to the skies with Manchester Airport link

  • Ashton to Ringway every half hour;
  • Minor retiming changes for 7, 204, 205, 206, 219, 346 and 347 routes;
  • Operator revision for some 169 journeys.
Stagecoach Manchester Enviro400, MX07 HLZ, outside Dukinfield Town Hall
Who’d have thought in 1986 that Dukinfield would have two 330s per hour to Manchester Airport?

As far as service changes are concerned, this quarter’s set is a pretty quiet one for Tameside and Glossop. Apart from the retiming of some routes, there are only two significant changes: an operator revision and a route extension. Continue reading “Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, October 2016”

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