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Maytree replacements start to arrive

TfGM has announced that replacement operators for most Maytree Travel services have now been found. As most services they operated were contracted rather than commercial, this must have made life a little simpler as existing timetables will be used. The … Continue reading

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Cross-city bus route to replace Salford QuaysLink

It doesn’t seem too long ago that I took a trip down to Salford Quays to view the new shuttle bus service between Salford Crescent and MediaCityUK, just over a year ago. News has emerged that the route is to … Continue reading

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More hybrid buses enter service – with more to come

Whilst Spring hasn’t been much fun on the cost front – with both Stagecoach and Arriva raising fares to deal with the price of fuel, but First holding tight after their January revisions – good news on the environmental front … Continue reading

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First’s first hybrids on routes 17 and 18

Last week, First Manchester introduced their first hybrid double deckers into service on routes 17/18 between Manchester, Middleton and Rochdale/Langley. They feature a revised livery of silver and pink which is in use on hybrid vehicles operated by First in … Continue reading

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New buses and road closures in Bolton and Atherton

Network Rail have closed the main road between Bolton and Leigh from today until the beginning of December in order to replace the bridge over the railway line next to Atherton railway station – but there is some small comfort … Continue reading

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Hybrid buses on Salford Quays Link – photo report

Following on from Martin’s blog on Sunday, I struck out from Salford Crescent on my journey home this evening to check out the new Salford Quays Link bus service to MediaCityUK. Here’s some photos.

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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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