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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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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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The Coachmasters cease tendered bus operations

Word reaches us via several sources that Heywood-based independent bus operator [The] Coachmasters have ceased operating tendered bus services this morning (Monday 8th August). This makes the second bus operator in the Rochdale area to give up contracts (one way … Continue reading

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After Chorlton, what next for Metrolink?

Now that Metrolink trams are operating from Victoria through to St. Werburgh’s station in Chorlton — minus a short period on Friday morning when vandalism caused services to be suspended — we can turn our attention to the next phases … Continue reading

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May 2011: Rochdale evening and Sunday cuts

We’ve been following the progress of proposed cuts to evening and Sunday local bus services in Rochdale for the past six months, and these will take effect with the 1st May 2011 service changes.

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Sunday services cut and reliability alterations in January service changes

A raft of changes to bus services comes into effect this weekend. Onwards we plunge…

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Timperley buses reworked, and new Saturday shopper services in Rochdale

Not many timetable changes to bus services to report on at the last GMITA Bus Network and GMPTE Services Committee, as befits the run up to Christmas – no point confusing those passengers who only ever venture out on festive … Continue reading

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