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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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Stagecoach loves February in Manchester – and other fare deals

OK, so we’re nearly at the end of February, but Stagecoach are currently offering discounted tickets for travel between 6pm and midnight – with Dayriders costing only £3.00 as opposed to the normal price of £3.70. It’s a similar scheme … Continue reading

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Public sector strikes and spending statements

The impact of Wednesday’s public sector strike on transport in Greater Manchester shouldn’t be too great, given that most services are operated by the private sector. TfGM advise that Travelshops are expected to be closed and bus stations are unlikely … 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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Bus pass smartcards are go

Ahead of next weekend’s big change to concessionary fares, Stagecoach Manchester will turn on the “smart” functionality of senior citizen and disabled bus passes this weekend. They’ve created a handy webpage detailing how to use the smartcards – put your … Continue reading

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