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A tale of two X41s (and a 41X)

When SELNEC PTE took over the combined bus operations of the Greater Manchester municipals in 1969, there were no fewer than seven routes numbered “1” – in Salford, Bolton, Bury, Leigh, Rochdale, Ashton and Oldham. Many services were renumbered into … Continue reading

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Back to school for September bus timetable changes

It’s back to school for Greater Manchester’s bus operators, as the summer holidays come to an end and the peak-hour picks up once more. As usual, many timetables are changing a teensy-weensy bit here and there to aid reliability – … Continue reading

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Smartcard schemes finally coming to fruition?

Blithely stumbling around the internet at the weekend, I chanced upon the fact that Stagecoach have expanded their Stagecoach Smart card to the Manchester area, meaning that the four-week Megarider available to purchase online is now issued in smartcard format. … Continue reading

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May 2011: other bus service changes

Here’s some more changes to bus services in Greater Manchester from 1st May 2011 that didn’t really fit into any of the other categories, so I’ve grouped them all together into a collection that I like to call “other bus … Continue reading

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May 2011: bus operator contract changes

As well as bus operators making changes to their own commercial services, a number of contracted bus services come up for renewal on 1st May 2011. TfGM puts various unremunerative “socially necessary” services up for tender, and generally the lowest … Continue reading

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New operators, new services and other tweaks in October timetable changes

Changes to bus timetables this week largely consist of new operators on contracted services and various tweaks for reliability – but there are some new competitive services in Tameside to report on.

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