Here’s some links to websites that we like and may be of interest to you – let us know if there’s a website you think we should include here:

Local Information


  • GMPTE – Passenger Transport Executive responsible for coordinating transport in Greater Manchester
  • GMITA – politically appointed body in charge of transport strategy in Greater Manchester
  • System One Travel – multi-operator, multi-mode day tickets and season tickets within Greater Manchester
  • Traveline Northwest – Traveline timetable planner for North West England
  • PlusBus – rail ticket add-ons for local bus services in the UK


  • Arriva – operator of bus services in South Manchester, Trafford, Bolton and Wigan areas
  • First Manchester – operator of bus services in North Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Wigan, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Tameside areas
  • Stagecoach Manchester – operator of bus services in South Manchester, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside and Oldham areas
  • List of bus operators – a list of other bus operators serving Greater Manchester


  • National Express – coach services and connections across the UK
  • Eurolines – coach services and connections to Ireland and mainland Europe
  • Megabus – budget coach operator to locations across the UK
  • Terravision – coach service to Liverpool John Lennon Airport


  • Northern Rail – operator of local rail services throughout Greater Manchester and the North of England
  • First Transpennine Express – operator of express rail services across the Pennines and to Lancashire, Cumbria and Scotland
  • Virgin Trains – operator of express rail services to London
  • Cross Country Trains – operator of long-distance rail services to Birmingham, the South West and South Coast
  • Arriva Trains Wales – operator of rail services to North Wales and South Wales
  • East Midlands Trains – operator of rail services to the East Midlands and East Anglia


  • Metrolink – operator of the light rail system in Greater Manchester


Transport websites

Discussion forums

  • GMBuses Yahoo Group – mailing list for bus operations in Greater Manchester
  • Skyscraper City – forum about Manchester projects and developments, including Metrolink
  • uk.railway – newsgroup for discussion of railways in the UK

Other blogs

  • East of the M60 – personal blog of Stuart Valentine, “The Travelling Poet”
  • My Manchester – personal blog of a bus driver for Stagecoach Manchester

Campaigns and watchdogs