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  Manchester bus franchising
Posted by: johnluke - 11/01/2020 17:41 - Replies (1)

Hi all just thought I would start a new thread as I'm sure theres gonna be much conversation going on over the coming months if not into years if the buses in gm land are brought back into public control

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  TFGM Subsidised Network Review in April 2020
Posted by: Mikeonthebuses - 09/01/2020 16:26 - Replies (8)

Following the release of the Forthcoming bus service changes agenda for the upcoming GMCA meeting on 17th of January 2020, Has revealed some shockers of changes proposed to the subsidised network in April 2020.

The areas to receive the worst cuts to services is Oldham and Saddleworth with a lost of a quite few connections and it all to save TFGM money and cut vehicle usage down.

Theses are the proposal put forward for Oldham and Saddleworth

151 Mandley Park - Cheetham Hill - N.M.G.H - Moston - Failsworth - Hollinwood - Curtailed
Proposed new route N.M.G.H - Moston - Failsworth Tesco

343 | Hyde - Stalybridge - Mossley - Lees - Oldham - Route Change and Curtailment
Proposed new route Grotton to Oldham via Cooper Street - Austerlands - Waterhead. Partly replacing the 418 service but no changes to the Sunday Service which will continue via Lees

353/354/355 | Uppermill - Mossley - Heyrod - Ashton/Carrcote - Uppermill - Stalybridge - Ashton - Withdrawn
Officers are purposing to withdraw these services and replacing them with a extended 356 service

356 | Greenfield - Uppermill - Denshaw - Route Extended
Proposed new route Oldham - Moorside - Denshaw - Diggle - Uppermill - Mossley - Stalybridge - Ashton partially replacing the 407 and 353/354/355 services.

403 | Shaw - High Crompton - Rushcroft Circular - Major Revisions
The officers are proposing to revise this service to partly replace the 418 and create it to serve Oldham as Oldham - Shaw - Buckstones - Cowlishaw - Shaw - Oldham serving Royal Oldham Hospital

407 | Oldham - Denshaw - Withdrawn
This route is proposed to be withdrawn and partly replaced by a extended 356 service

418 | Oldham - Royal Oldham Hospital - Oldham - Lees Circular - Withdrawn
The officers are proposing to withdraw this route.

Theses all only proposals at the moment that will drastically affect the already disconnected bus network in and around Oldham. and will no doubt lead to further decline in passenger numbers.

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  Traffic Commissioner North West of England Notices & Proceedings 2020
Posted by: St Helens Rider - 02/01/2020 19:35 - Replies (4)

This is where you will now find information that was previously posted on the VOSA Bus Registration Search thread. Thought I'd start a new thread whilst:

1. The organisation from which this information is collated has changed.

2. Start of new year thus making certain weeks easier to find (hopefully).

I intend to create a fresh thread for this every 12 months (starting January) if I can remember.

This week's is as follows:


PC1129471/8 MD BUS & COACH LIMITED, UNIT 5B, DELTA ROAD INDISTRIAL ESTATE, DELTA ROAD, ST. HELENS, WA9 2EQ From: St. Helens Bus Station To: St. Helens Bus Station Via: St. Edmunds High School Name or No.: 320A / Service type: Normal Stopping Effective date: 08 January 2020 Other details: Monday to Friday, school days only.

PC1090231/152 D & G BUS LIMITED, MOSSFIELD ROAD, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST3 5BW From: Macclesfield Bus Station To: Wilmslow Road, Handforth Via: Alderley Edge, Wilmslow Name or No.: 130 / Service type: Normal Stopping Effective date: 27 January 2020 Other details: Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)


PC0001838/12 ROSSENDALE TRANSPORT LTD, C/O TRANSDEV BLAZEFIELD LTD, PROSPECT PARK, BROUGHTON WAY, HARROGATE, HG2 7NY Operating between Rochdale Bus Station/ Norden Way and Buckstones Hillside Avenue given service number 435 / 935 effective from 27 January 2020. To amend Timetable.

PC0002407/185 STAGECOACH (NORTH WEST) LIMITED, SECOND FLOOR, BROADACRE HOUSE, 16-20 LOWTHER STREET, CARLISLE, CA3 8DA Operating between Penrith and Wetheriggs school given service number CA2 / 2 effective from 06 January 2020. To amend Timetable.


PC1018035/3 MATTHEW NEWALL, 5 BELLINGHAM CLOSE, SHAW, OLDHAM, OL2 7UU Operating between Stock Lane Chadderton and Stock Lane Chadderton given service number 22 / effective from 06 January 2020.

PC1038719/47 REAYS COACHES LTD, STRAWBERRY FIELDS, SYKE ROAD, WIGTON, CA7 9NE Operating between LONSDALE, CARLISLE and CARLISLE RACECOURSE given service number 66R / effective from 27 January 2020.

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  Donation only Open Top Bus Service
Posted by: johnluke - 25/12/2019 23:21 - Replies (7)

Admin can you move my post to the nearest relevant one......the subject is a free bus service in southport open top which is free and not for hire and reward.and is a charity.....can passengers be made to pay a donation to the charity but free of fares? If anyone can answer greatly appreciated ..john

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  2020 Manchester Roadworks
Posted by: M60lad - 19/12/2019 08:32 - No Replies

Manchester's bus system is going to be hit by at least 4 Major Roadwork Schemes starting in the New Year (January 6th) with the following happening:

1> Major works on A663 Broadway between Foxdenton Lane and Hunt Lane due to works on the new Broadway Linkroad that's being built and the decomissioning of Crossley Bridge.

2> Major works starting on Great Ancoats Street.

3> Major works finally starting on Hyde Road widening the road near Reddish Bridge.

4> Major works starting at Princess Road Roundabot near Mancunian Way.

All the above will obviously cause delays to Bus Services in the relevant areas.

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  Crosville Coaches Limited
Posted by: CTL45 - 03/09/2019 18:57 - No Replies

New operator application in Welsh Notices & Proceedings dated 29 August for a 10 licence operation based in Trelawnyd, Flintshire, going by the name of Crosville Coaches Limited. The Transport Manager one Wesley Goodwin of Go Goodwins / Altrincham Coachways etc.
Could be interesting if approved.

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  Stagecoach Rebrand
Posted by: chester285 - 01/08/2019 21:55 - Replies (8)

According to Steven knight media images have been released of the proposed rebrand, attached are images found on the rail forum.... whats everyones thoughts!

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  Concessionary Bus Pass reform
Posted by: Walton 46 - 28/07/2019 12:06 - Replies (22)

In July 2019, the Welsh Government announced that age at which people in Wales become eligible for a free bus pass would increase from 60 to stage pension age (65 now and 67 by 2028). The Welsh Government cites the rising cost of providing the passes as the reason for the change in eligibility.

Both inside and outside of Wales, there is a lot of people who think the current concessionary pass system is not fit or purpose and is in need of reform. Bus operators complain they are not getting sufficiently reimbursed for pensioners using their passes as the reimbursement rates are based on the price of a single fare in the mid-2000s and are thus, out of date. Whilst local authorities are saying because of a reduction in government subsides for pensioners passes, they are having to divert funding from other areas such as school services in order to provide free travel for pensioners.

What do you think?

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  Chester Rail Replacements
Posted by: trixmax2000 - 20/07/2019 18:37 - Replies (5)

Arriva are working the rail replacement service from Chester to Newton-le-Willows calling at Helsby Frodsham Runcorn East then Warrington and Earlestown they are to run until the 4th August

Look like Speke Alexander Enviro 400's are been used

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  Manchester Bus Franchising
Posted by: Barney - 24/06/2019 08:28 - Replies (34)

It's just been announced on the BBC that Andy Burnham has decided to take control of all bus services within Manchester and press ahead with a franchising system similar to TfL's. Any thoughts?

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