Crossing the South Pennines By Bus: A Lost Bus Routes Special

The threads left behind by Manchester’s lost bus links with Barnsley and Sheffield The 04 January 2020 will soon be a significant anniversary date in trans-Pennine transport history. That date will be the 50th anniversary of the cessation of passenger services along the Woodhead line. Had the Woodhead line stayed open today, the all-electric route…

Scare on a Shoestring: A Look at Threads

A gory picture of Sheffield before, during and after a nuclear attack Starring: Reece Dinsdale, Karen Meagher; Co-featuring: David Brierley, Rita May, Jane Hazlegrove; Narrator: Paul Vaughan; Companies: BBC/Nine Network/Western-World Television Inc.; Transmitted: Sunday, 23 September 1984, BBC Two, 2130 hours; Writer: Barry Hines; Director and Producer: Mick Jackson. WARNING: this piece may contain spoilers. Britain in 1984 was hardly the…

Countdown to Black Monday, 08 September 2014: Your Questions Answered

Everything you need to know about changes to evening peak fares this coming month On hearing about the changes covered in our previous article, we at East of the M60 were aggrieved to say the least. Incensed because of the effects it would have on casual travellers. Fuming over this sanction being the most retrograde rail…

DfT Imposes Evening Peak Restrictions on Northern Rail Users

Price of a cheap day trip set to double in September Evening Ranger tickets face abolition; Blow for Northern English nighttime economy; Changes set to boost Metrolink patronage and increase road congestion. From the 08 September, the price of a short train journey between 4.00 to 6.30pm is set to double on weekdays. Passengers wishing to travel by…

HS2 Northern Section: East of the M60’s Verdict

East of the M60 on the High Speed Two proposals East of the M60 would like to apologise for the late arrival of this article and the inconvenience this has caused to your reading. So, £32 billion for a thousand or so miles of high speed track, new trains and new stations? Sounds good to…

East of the M60 Advent Calendar: 04 December 2011

4. A Sheffield Transport Roe bodied Daimler Fleetline This handsome fellow was the last ever new bus to have been delivered to Sheffield Transport, prior to absorption into South Yorkshire PTE. Now lovingly restored, the entrance door is marked so passengers would have a choice of paying the driver, or using the self-service Videmat machine….

Gig Review: Half Man Half Biscuit, 17 February 2011

The Plug, Matilda Street, Sheffield “We were going to have ourselves a beautiful evening. Everything was in order…” as me and a couple of fellow HMHB fans headed to Plug for our second gig on the other side of the Pennines.