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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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Autumn bus service changes 2011, part 2

A little later than scheduled, part two looking at bus service changes taking place in Greater Manchester in November 2011. Up for consideration this time: tenders to replace emergency tenders in Rochdale; changes of operator in south Manchester; more frequency … 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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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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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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May 2011: South Lancs Travel network changes

It wouldn’t be fair to describe the forthcoming changes to the Wigan bus network as a rush job, but there’s certainly been a bit of to-ing and fro-ing over the final details. If you’ve been reading GMITA committee papers this … Continue reading

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Bus timetable changes from the beginning of April

With “faremageddon” looming large, thankfully the next major bus timetable changes aren’t until May* – though there are a small number of timetable revisions from tomorrow.

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