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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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Maytree Travel bus services suspended

A quick trip to Bolton Bus Station after work this evening confirmed the reports that started to appear this afternoon: Maytree Travel, which has over 80 staff and operates around 40 contracted bus services in the Bolton, Bury and Wigan … Continue reading

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Arriva regroups as First makes further tender gains

The first timetable changes of 2012 come into play over the last weekend of January (28/29th) and there are TfGM contracts changing hands. Over in Salford there’s a revised network to take into account; Arriva are losing out, whilst First … 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: 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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Salford plans for upgraded station and “Metroshuttle” to MediaCityUK

Plans are afoot for an upgrade of Salford Crescent railway station as well as a new bus service linking the station with MediaCityUK.

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County fights back over 397 bus campaign

Derbyshire County Council has hit back against Speedwell’s campaign to save the 397 bus that we reported on yesterday, claiming that the alternative plans implied a greater cost saving than was actually the case. As part of Speedwell’s alternative proposal, … Continue reading

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