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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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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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Speedwellbus becomes latest bus company to fold

Speedwellbus becomes the latest bus company in Greater Manchester to cease bus operations, following on from Bu-val, The Coachmasters and Haytons, having announced they would cease to trade yesterday on their Facebook page. The company have had their ups and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year (Fares Are Rising)

The annual rail fare revisions (read: increases) come into effect today, Tuesday 2nd January 2011, and naturally they’ve had a high profile in the national media. The Association of Train Operating Companies claims the average fare rise will be 5.9%, … Continue reading

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TfGM joins Twitter!

It’s taken some time, but TfGM are now on Twitter tweeting as @OfficialTfGM! Just in time for the wintry weather, as the sprinkling of snow and frost this morning highlights how useful live travel updates can be. As their website … 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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