The Clippercard Makes a Comeback!

Clipper ticket resurrects spirit of the Clippercard on Metrolink trams

The Clippercard is dead… long live the Clippercard! Well, that’s how we may have reported on the self-cancelling ticket’s demise if East of the M60 was around in 2004. Years after the original ticket’s demise, Greater Manchester Transport’s ten-trips-for-the-price-of-nine tickets still carry fond memories. You might have travelled with a Clippercard by fair means (with a black plastic wallet) or foul (by boarding and passing the card on to your friend).

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Scoreboard End, Old Trafford

Old Trafford Match Bus Reinstated

Temporary restoration of 255F route in time for Manchester United versus Aston Villa

Though players and managers may come and go, the same can seldom be said with bus routes. On Sunday, the 255F match bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Old Trafford will be reinstated on a trial basis.

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Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #2: 53, Pendleton – Old Trafford – Cheetham Hill

The Second of East of the M60’s Seven Bus Route Wonders of the Greater Manchester area

In Greater Manchester’s transport folklore, few bus routes are as iconic as the 53. There was even a maxim held by Manchester Corporation which stated that ‘if it worked on the 53, it would work anywhere’. This was true during the route’s heyday in the 1950s, long after its conversion from tram route. Continue reading “Bus Route Wonders of Greater Manchester #2: 53, Pendleton – Old Trafford – Cheetham Hill”