Hello Readers. The team has been jetting around of late but is settling back into things now. Meanwhile, here’s a short round-up of transport news from the past couple of weeks.
- Stagecoach will mark the long-planned move from Princess Road depot to a new facility in Sharston with a ceremonial procession between the two this Friday at 12:30pm
- Inside the M60 carried a story on the Transport Secretary visiting the region to launch consultation on the route of the proposed High Speed 2 rail link (a post soon, I promise!) whilst the MEN reported it as a fight for the right to high-speed trains
- Rail.co and Inside the M60 reported how progress on the rail electrification project between Manchester and Liverpool is proceeding
- Although consultation on the closure of Mosley Street Metrolink stop in the city centre has now closed (44 letters received), the consultation for the proposed replacement of Woodlands Road stop with two new stops at Abraham Moss and Queens Road has been extended until 23rd March, with the MEN reporting on campaigners to retain the stop (66 campaigners versus 10 letters reported so far)
- Whilst the MEN seems to have gotten its story right about the GMPTE chief executive’s salary, less can be said for the same story in the Daily Star, snappily but incorrectly titled £540,000 a year for fat-cat transport chief
- East of the M60 reports on the forthcoming cessation of Speedwellbus’ S48 and S49 services in Tameside…
- …whilst On Trains and Buses comments on forthcoming timetable changes on Arriva’s 130 between Manchester and Macclesfield…
- …and thanks to reader Paul W for letting us know about a new night bus in Rochdale operated by Bu-Val…
…meanwhile, we’ll post soon about bus service changes afoot in Wigan, progress on Bolton’s station upgrade, Bullocks’ new hybrids entering service on the Oxford Road Link, the latest on Metrolink construction progress – and possibly also what I did on my holidays!