Timetables revert to schoolday times Throughout the borough, most of this autumn’s service changes entail the reversion of summer timetables to schooldays timetables. For once, a fairly quiet autumn.
All the usual summertime tweaks Waterton Lane link severed to improve reliability of 353 and 354 service; Summertime bus times in operation on First Greater Manchester and Stagecoach Manchester routes; Slight tweaks to some tendered services. The summertime changes are usually quieter than the spring and autumn service changes. This summer’s no exception with the…
The World Cup of Greater Manchester Bus Routes Final: V1 v. 184 Now, the end is near… yes, after several group stages and knockout rounds, we have now reached the final tie. The game of all games, the clash of all clashes… Forget France versus Croatia, this is the one.
Third Place Play-off: 343 v. X43 Almost a month has gone since the 2018 World Cup of Greater Manchester Bus Routes began. There has been some surprises in the group and knockout stages. Especially the X43’s defeat in semi-finals to the V1 route. Equally surprising was the 343’s defeat of the 192 service.
Match 2, Semi Finals: 343 v. 184 Forget England versus West Germany in Italia ’90. The second semi-final clash ought to be a cracker, following the Mossley route’s shock victory over the 192 service. Both routes follow each other from Oldham to Grotton.
Game 1, Semi Finals: X43 v. V1 For our first semi final, two bus routes noted for their luxurious nature will clash for a place in The 2018 World Cup of Greater Manchester Bus Routes Final.
Game 4, Quarter Finals: 53 v. 184 For our sixtieth fixture we have two, genuinely iconic routes, that are operated by the same company. Brace yourselves for another exciting quarter final.
Game 3, Quarter Finals: 192 v. 343 For our fifty-ninth fixture we have a real crunch match, featuring two routes that would have been cross-boundary routes prior to 1974.
Game 2, Quarter Finals: V1 v. 481 For our fifty-eighth fixture we look at two more Lancastrian routes, offering two sides of the Red Rose County.
Game 1, Quarter Finals: X43 v. 1 For our fifty-seventh fixture we look at two Lancastrian routes operated by two different Transdev subsidiaries.
Last 16, Match 8: 184 v. 237 For the seventh match of our knockout stages, we look at two bus routes that tickle part of the Peak District National Park boundaries.
Last 16, Match 7: 199 v. 53 For the seventh match of our knockout stages, we look at two iconic bus routes. One serves an institution that is 80 years old this year. Another serves two notable football clubs and BBC Sport’s base in MediaCityUK.