2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Scenic Lancastrian Routes

Game 1, Quarter Finals: X43 v. 1  

For our fifty-seventh fixture we look at two Lancastrian routes operated by two different Transdev subsidiaries. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Scenic Lancastrian Routes”

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Peak District Passages

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. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Peak District Passages”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Ringway or MediaCityUK?

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. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Ringway or MediaCityUK?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Scenic Way to Oldham via Mossley

Last 16, Match 6: 343 v. 350  

For the sixth match of our knockout stages, this is by far the tastiest tie of the lot. This time, we are dealing with two ways of getting to Oldham from Mossley. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Scenic Way to Oldham via Mossley”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Dumplington or Davenport?

Last 16, Match 5: 247 v. 192  

For the fifth match of our knockout stages, we look at two very different Greater Manchester bus routes. Both of which offer very different shopping experiences at either end of their termini or on part of their journey. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Dumplington or Davenport?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Which Way Via Rawtenstall?

Last 16, Match 4: 481 v. 464  

For the fourth match of our knockout stages, we look at two Greater Manchester bus routes from Bury and Rochdale that happen to call at Rawtenstall. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Which Way Via Rawtenstall?”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Busway or Lowry’s Way?

Last 16, Match 3: V1 v. 8  

For the third match of our knockout stages, we look at two Greater Manchester bus routes which both lead to Salford. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Busway or Lowry’s Way?”

Homes of Football Exhibition Sponsors’ Photography Competition

Stagecoach Manchester marks sponsorship of Homes of Football exhibition with photographic competition

If you look at how many Stagecoach bus routes pass Greater Manchester’s football grounds, you may be surprised to find how many do. The 250, X50, and 256 routes pass Old Trafford for example; the 216 and 231, outside the Etihad Stadium. The 201 is good for getting to Ewen Fields, Hyde United’s humble abode. By day, the 236 and 237 pass Bower Fold and Surrey Street – the homes of Stalybridge Celtic and Glossop North End football clubs respectively.

Continue reading “Homes of Football Exhibition Sponsors’ Photography Competition”

2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Lost Mills or Lost Mines?

Last 16, Match 2: 1 v. 600  

For the second match of our knockout stages, we look at two Greater Manchester bus routes with industrial leanings. Continue reading “2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Lost Mills or Lost Mines?”

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