Current time: 25/06/2024, 09:06 Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Manchester bus franchising
Manchester bus franchising
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
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
A decision is apparently due in March
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
(11/01/2020 17:41)johnluke Wrote:  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

According to passenger transport magazine bidders were informed on the 25th of November who had won the franchise's for Wigan & Bolton depots...official announcement to be made on the 16th of December
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
(01/12/2022 10:56)Michael Wrote:  According to passenger transport magazine bidders were informed on the 25th of November who had won the franchise's for Wigan & Bolton depots...official announcement to be made on the 16th of December

I have read today that go ahead r the big winner from the 1st round of francishes...expected to be announced tomorrow
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
(15/12/2022 18:23)Michael Wrote:  I have read today that go ahead r the big winner from the 1st round of francishes...expected to be announced tomorrow

Franchising has got me wondering will the vehicles be owned by TfGM or by the franchise holder like in London if the depots are owned by TfGM

Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWlqEkh...wHyRfm5C_A
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
(15/12/2022 18:23)Michael Wrote:  I have read today that go ahead r the big winner from the 1st round of francishes...expected to be announced tomorrow

GMCA have delayed their announcement on the successful bidders, it's now due on 23rd December
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
(15/12/2022 21:11)Scania1996 Wrote:  GMCA have delayed their announcement on the successful bidders, it's now due on 23rd December

Oh an early christmas present for some and a nightmare for others.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
if there a delay someone has a legal issue or wants to make an issue. or there delay of some sort.

But Reading this Go Ahead has won one of the big Depots.
https://www.passengertransport.co.uk/202...e-success/
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
Go Ahead and Rotala are the winners...

https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/...-40-years/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
RE: Manchester bus franchising
Rotala have announced that they've agreed to sell their Bolton depot to GMCA for usage for the Bee Network next year but will continue to operate existing services there until September. Diamond Bus will move their existing Eccles depot to a bigger depot nearby.

Go-Ahead Group have said that they've won the big two contracts, running 55 routes with 308 buses in Bolton and Wigan. It's likely they'll run from Diamond's Bolton depot and possibly the Stagecoach depot in Wigan. Diamond Bus say that they're unhappy to not win a large franchise contract but respect the decision. They'll gain 60 new buses next summer for use on the Bee Network and they'll be bidding to win contracts in the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham areas next year.

https://newsroom.go-ahead.com/news/go-ah...-and-wigan
https://www.diamondbuses.com/news/dbnw-g...ng-awards/
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)