Optare Solo, Stagecoach Greater Manchester, MX58 HCK

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes Extra (29 November 2020)

Significant changes to two key routes and early introduction of School Holiday Timetable

On Sunday, Stagecoach Greater Manchester’s latest timetable updates will see the retiming of many of its trunk routes to School Holiday schedules, and changes to two trunk routes in the Tameside and Glossop area. To a point, these routes will see their daytime frequencies reverting to pre-bus deregulation levels.

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Stagecoach Manchester Enviro200 MX11 HHC, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 27 October 2019

Welcome return for Hyde – Tintwistle – Glossop bus route

  • 397 service revived after eight year gap;
  • 396 rerouting in Smallshaw and Hurst?
  • Tweaks to 409’s daytime service.

If you have read about FirstGroup’s changes for the Oldham and Saddleworth area, you will be happy to find that the latest service changes in Tameside and Glossop makes for calmer reading.

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Enviro400, First Greater Manchester, Oldham bus station

Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, 27 October 2019

Saddleworth at sharp end of First service cuts

  • Triple whammy of cuts for 180 route;
  • 184 becomes Oldham – Huddersfield route with Sunday extension to Manchester;
  • 425 route split and cut back.

Have First Greater Manchester saved its most severe service cuts for Halloween? If you live in Greenfield, get County Cars’ number added to your mobile phone quickly.

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Parking the Bus: Bus Routes That Share Numbers with Football Formations: The Not So Perfect Ten

Ever wondered which Greater Manchester bus routes share or shared their number with a football formation?

For many people, New Year’s Day isn’t only about giving up smoking, going on a diet, or alcohol abstinence. January sees the start of a 31-part soap opera known as The Transfer Window. Yes, it is that time of the year which leads to Transfer Deadline Day. The climax which sees Barclays Premier League and English Football League players change hands for silly money.

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Controversial School Sets Up Base Camp

Phoenix Free School set to rise from ashes of Marland Fold

After years of speculation, Professor Tom Burkard has found a suitable site for his free school. Taking over the site of Marland Fold School, the Phoenix Free School will open in September 2014 on Rosary Road, Fitton Hill. Continue reading “Controversial School Sets Up Base Camp”

Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, January 2014: People Power Prevails

Frequencies restored and upgraded on key First Greater Manchester routes.

  • Upgraded Sunday and Evening journeys on 180 and 184 services;
  • Half hourly frequency restored on 180 service.

First Greater Manchester, Enviro400, Oldham bus station
The 184 will see an increase in mid-evening and Sunday journeys. Following three consultation events, the 180 will see its daytime half hourly frequency restored. Seen here is SN12 AEX, an Enviro400 double decker about to depart for Huddersfield.

People power is behind most of First Greater Manchester’s latest service changes. Last October, the daytime service of the 180 from Manchester to Greenfield [Clarence Hotel] was cut from half hourly to once hourly. From the 28 January 2014, the 180 will revert to its pre-October 2012 frequency. Continue reading “Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, January 2014: People Power Prevails”