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Two-Year Fundraising Drive Raises £31,139 for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Stagecoach Greater Manchester’s two-year fundraising campaign pays off for RMCHC

Stagecoach Manchester has rounded off a successful two years supporting Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity (RMCHC) by announcing it has raised a massive £31,139 for the cause.

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Important Changes to Senior Citizens’ Passes on 01 February

£10.00 per annum charge for unlimited off-peak tram and train travel in Greater Manchester

If you are a passenger of pensionable age in Greater Manchester, there’s every chance you will be using your concessionary pass to access the City Region’s buses, trains and trams. In the weekends, you may be able to take a train, tram or bus before 9.30 am and travel by bus anywhere in England. This month, train and tram concessions are covered by your existing pass.

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How Stagecoach Manchester is Supporting the 2019 British Legion Poppy Appeal

Free travel for armed forces personnel on Stagecoach buses

Stagecoach Manchester will commemorate Remembrance Sunday by offering free travel to all armed forces personnel and veterans across the city. Since the start of this month, the company’s vehicles have carried commemorative poppies below the windscreen. These will be seen on buses till the 14 November.

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Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange, August 2019

Have Your Say on Bus Franchising in Greater Manchester

Bus franchising consultation to begin in October

Next month, the people of Greater Manchester will be involved in a far-reaching consultation to transform the city region’s bus routes.

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Fairey Engineering Works, Heaton Chapel (Google Maps)

The Fairey Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (22 September 2019)

A truly stunning night of brass band music from one of Britain’s finest brass bands

This year, there has been a number of great Sunday Brass Nights at the Boarshurst Band Club. We have had some memorable solo performances, and a few more full houses than this time last year. These have been due to a mouthwatering programme that has featured Leyland, Carlton Main Frickley and Hammonds bands.

On the eve of the Autumn Solstice, there was another addition to this year’s illustrious list: The Fairey Band. Over two glorious hours, The Fairey Band gave us all a a traditional yet captivating programme. Yours truly saw them at Glossop Old Bandroom earlier this month, and they were brilliant then. At Boarshurst Band Club’s humble abode, they raised the bar a lot higher, and the results were truly spectacular.

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Reddish Vale Country Park

Bored This Summer? How About Some Geocaching Fun by Bus?

Stagecoach Manchester launches a city wide treasure hunt

Treasure hunting has gone a long way from paper clues and finding given objects on a sketch map. Even the technology used in the Treasure Hunt game show (1983 – 89) looks joyously archaic: clunky radios have given way to cellular communications. Had Chatsworth Television’s series been revived in the 2010s, today’s sky runner would only need a smartphone.

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Lollipop, Ashton Bus Station (Tangerine PR, 2019).

East of the M60 says “Stay Cool This Summer”

A friendly message for our readers

If you have travelled by bus, train or tram today, we do not envy you due to today’s delays and cancellations. Especially from Manchester Piccadilly where trains have been diverted to Manchester Victoria station. Not least the overcrowding and stifling conditions.

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Enviro400, First Greater Manchester SN12 AHE, Piccadilly Gardens

Seven Different Ways of Rediscovering Greater Manchester By Bus

East of the M60’s look at seven unusual ways of rediscovering Greater Manchester – by bus

A bus is for life, not just for schoolchildren. It is, like it or not, Greater Manchester’s most popular form of public transport. With Andy Burnham on the verge of re-regulating all of Greater Manchester’s bus routes, there is talk of a post-franchising revival.

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Stagecoach Manchester Enviro200, SN67 WVJ, Stockport bus station

Wired For Sound! Audio Visual Announcement Trial for Stockport Bus Routes

Stagecoach Manchester to experiment with audio visual announcements on 23 and 325 services

If you travel by train, tram, or tube, you may be familiar with the sight of audio visual displays on your usual journey. Your friendly LED display might say “Next stop, Cockfosters” or “the next stop is Ashton-under-Lyne where this service terminates”.

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The X30 Factor: Stagecoach Manchester’s New Express Service

Ever wondered what became of the 330’s Manchester Airport link? That section has been spun off as a separate service.

After the 27 April 2019, the Tameside area will once again be without a direct bus to Manchester Airport. As a consequence, the 330 will revert to being an Ashton – Hyde – Stockport route. If you travel by public transport from the Tameside area to Manchester Airport, the train remains the fastest option. It is fair to say that the opening of Manchester Airport’s railway station in 1994 led to the cessation of the 400’s Airport link in May 1999.

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