Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, September 2020: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s semi-quarantined window on the shop windows Has normality resumed? Well, in the last six weeks, there was some liberalisation of the lockdown conditions. Then, stricter conditions of our lockdown were imposed – announced only hours before coming into force. Our neighbours in Oldham had even stricter conditions imposed, some 300 yards short of…

Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, 30 August 2020

A look at the more lasting changes that will affect Oldham and Saddleworth bus passengers Earlier on, we said there were no service changes affecting Oldham and Saddleworth bus passengers this autumn. At the time, we only knew about the withdrawal of South Pennine Community Transport’s 359 route and placed this in our Tameside and…

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 30 August 2020

Bank Holiday changes see last minute reprieve for Dane Bank – Denton link 204, 206 and 207 replaced by new 202 service; New Denton – Dane Bank link created – thanks to local campaign; 7 split into three variants (7, 7A and 7B); 205 reverts to being Dane Bank – Piccadilly Gardens bus route; Cuts…

Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 26 July 2020

Diamond diversion sees 217 route extended to Wythenshawe Hospital Tameside gains direct bus link with Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital; Stagecoach takes over evening journeys of Stockport – Ashton 7 route. For the first time in over a decade, there will be no summertime retiming changes for Greater Manchester’s principal bus routes. Since 2008,…

Shopping With Confidence, Tameside Style: Ashton Review of Shops Extra

Ashton Review of Shops Extra looks at the reopening of ‘non essential’ retailers For some commentators, the 15 June 2020 would be seen as the day when normality returned to the High Street. With the reopening of ‘non essential’ retailers, it has been represented as part of our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lockdown Tram Changes: Improved Frequencies But Early Finish Remains

Metrolink trams with social distancing measures in place to run every 12 minutes From the 26 May (a date that many Manchester United fans will have fond memories of), Metrolink trams will see improved frequencies. Since the imposition of lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, frequencies were cut to every 20 minutes due to…