Forty Shades of White, Orange and Brown: 40 Reasons to Praise Greater Manchester Transport

East of the M60‘s rundown of all things of a Greater Manchester Transport nature

8551 Leyland Atlantean ANA 551Y, Northern Counties body, Greater Manchester Transport (1981 livery)
Icon: bus, colour scheme and M-blem. Enough said.

Almost 40 years ago, the Lazy S of SELNEC would give way to the iconic M-blem. At one point, SELNEC’s successor was almost going to be known as ‘Manchester Metropolitan’ or ‘Metro’ (how much confusion would that have caused if the latter was adopted?), and have a different logo to the M-blem. Instead, also reflecting its influence from the newly formed Greater Manchester County Council, ‘Greater Manchester Transport’ was adopted.

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Oldham’s Bus Termini, Past and Present

A look at Oldham’s bus stations and stops past and present

Oldham Termini Map
Oldham’s bus stations and stops past and present.

In the last century, Oldham has had a number of termini and through stops, some of which discontinued by means of town centre redevelopment. Most recently, this has meant the Metrolink works. During the last forty years, the town’s main bus station has shifted westwards from Mumps Bridge to Cheapside. Continue reading “Oldham’s Bus Termini, Past and Present”

Past of the M60 In Pictures: Celebrating the 400 Trans-Lancs Express

A special feature to commemorate the 400th post on East of the M60.

Trans Lancs Express title page
'Roll up for the mystery tour, step right this way...' Image © 1972 SELNEC PTE

East of the M60 is nearly 6 years old and now 400 posts old. To celebrate this milestone, I have before your eyes a special Past of the M60 feature on the dearly departed yet much loved 400 route from Bolton to Stockport and Manchester Airport.

Sit back, relax, and take your position in one of these comfy dual purpose seats on an imaginary Northern Counties bodied MCW Metrobus. Continue reading “Past of the M60 In Pictures: Celebrating the 400 Trans-Lancs Express”