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Greater Manchester Bus Network and Route Maps
Greater Manchester Bus Network and Route Maps
I have seen a lot of interest in the past on here about GM Buses and operators after Deregulation in 1986 and I have started a little project looking at all the old routes around Greater Manchester and creating visual maps for each route and network map for all the routes that operated 33 years ago in Greater Manchester.

I started to get very invovled in the history of Greater Manchester Bus Network due to increasingly annoyed about the current state of our network which is not fit for purpose and I wanted to create my own version of network I would love to see around Greater Manchester and this project will enable me to do that.

I'm just wondering if it allowed to share links to the maps and that I can share them in this new thread, as I'm finding them interesting to look at and I'm sure the members will love looking at the routes that operated in the past but has now been withdrawn.

Also the maps are interactive so you can select the routes you want to see or don't want to see.
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This map 1 of my network maps concepts from the 1986 using modern mapping to showcase the routes, this is just example and if it allowed I will attach the rest of the maps so far you to discuss on this thread


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gIaTVv...sp=sharing
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Map 7 is now here and it is the final that focusing on the 400 - 499 service batch as Map 8 will start to look at the 300 - 399 batch of services with the 400 and 401 being bolted on to it.

Map 7 is a interesting one as it showcases Oldhams more compacted network group than previous batches shown with a nice trans lancs topping to top everything off with epic Warrington - Leeds combined routes 402/403.

They will have been 63 routes operating on 26th October 1986 using the Prefix 4** which means 36 numbers was vacant on launch day

The Numbers that was not used on launch day was
496, 495, 494, 493, 491, 490, 489, 487, 486, 485, 483, 469, 467, 463, 462, 461, 460, 459, 458, 455, 448, 446, 445, 444, 442, 441, 430, 429, 424, 423, 420, 418, 417, 416, 413, 407,




https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IypIPr...sp=sharing
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(10/07/2019 06:16)Mikeonthebuses Wrote:  Map 7 is now here and it is the final that focusing on the 400 - 499 service batch as Map 8 will start to look at the 300 - 399 batch of services with the 400 and 401 being bolted on to it.

Map 7 is a interesting one as it showcases Oldhams more compacted network group than previous batches shown with a nice trans lancs topping to top everything off with epic Warrington - Leeds combined routes 402/403.

They will have been 63 routes operating on 26th October 1986 using the Prefix 4** which means 36 numbers was vacant on launch day

The Numbers that was not used on launch day was
496, 495, 494, 493, 491, 490, 489, 487, 486, 485, 483, 469, 467, 463, 462, 461, 460, 459, 458, 455, 448, 446, 445, 444, 442, 441, 430, 429, 424, 423, 420, 418, 417, 416, 413, 407,





https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IypIPr...sp=sharing

I remember the 404 and 405 in their First days, but they used to turn around at Limeside at the former turning circle at St Chads, a car park was built across the old through road.
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(17/07/2019 14:00)acocker96 Wrote:  I remember the 404 and 405 in their First days, but they used to turn around at Limeside at the former turning circle at St Chads, a car park was built across the old through road.

Did they because of the information I have got, the terminus was Lime Green Road.

The mapping project is temporaly on hold due to a few inaccuriences I'm occuring with the database I'm using
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