Longdendale from Woodhead, Dave Dunford (2004)

Seven Go Camping in Crowden

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 a weekend away in Crowden.

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South Pennine Community Transport bus

South Pennine Goes Contactless!

South Pennine Community Transport introduces contactless payments on the 29 April 2019

On both sides of the Pennines, Arriva, Stagecoach, and FirstGroup have introduced contactless payments on their buses. Instead of fumbling for change, they offer casual passengers another way to pay for their bus fares. So far, smaller independent operators have begun to add contactless payments on their buses.

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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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South Pennine’s Ashton and Glossop Routes: Exclusive Route Map

Courtesy of East of the M60, your very Metro style map of South Pennine’s new routes

South Pennine Community Transport, GK52 OLA, Renault Master/Rohill Harrier, High Street, Uppermill
Retained: the Saturday only 352 service from Uppermill to Holmfirth.

With only a week to go, we at East of the M60 are looking forward to the arrival of South Pennine Community Transport’s services to Ashton, Glossop and Meltham. The new services, X50, 351 and 322 respectively will complement the incumbent 352 service from Uppermill to Holmfirth. Continue reading “South Pennine’s Ashton and Glossop Routes: Exclusive Route Map”

South Pennine’s Way to Tameside and Glossop

Coming soon! New routes to Ashton-under-Lyne and Glossop

South Pennine Community Transport, GK52 OLA, Renault Master/Rohill Harrier, High Street, Uppermill
Seen on a sunny Saturday in Uppermill, South Pennine Community Transport’s then newly formed 352 service.

South Pennine Community Transport, one of a new wave of Community Interest Companies engaged in bus operations, is set to repeat the success of their 352 service with two new routes. Continue reading “South Pennine’s Way to Tameside and Glossop”