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North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
Cheshire East council are saying:
- All bus changes planned to take place on 4th April in the borough have been deferred.
- High Peak service 199 will run to a reduced frequency from 21 March
https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/public_t...anges.aspx

Arriva North West are saying emergency timetables will be in operation from Monday 23 March:
https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/coronavirus/...orth-west/

First Potteries and D&G Bus have got COVID-19 update pages ready but as of yet no changes have been announced
https://www.firstgroup.com/potteries/new...nformation
http://dgbus.co.uk/covid19.html
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RE: North west bus service changes due to coronavirus outbreak
Latest updates from operators and TfGM about services in North West from next week (23 March):
  • Arriva: No details yet provided. An emergency timetable will be in place from 23 March though.
  • Diamond: Following services will change (other services unchanged):
    • 8: Every 12 minutes weekday daytime and every 15 minutes Saturday daytime.
    • 36: Every 12 minutes weekday daytime and every 20 minutes Saturday daytime.
    • 37: Every 12 minutes weekday daytime and every 20 minutes Saturday daytime.
    • 162/163: Every 12 minutes weekday daytime and every 15 minutes Saturday daytime. 162 to run 2 per hour at peak-times on weekdays.
    • 471: Every 12 minutes weekday daytime and every 20 minutes Saturday daytime.
    • 524: Every 12 minutes weekday daytime and every 20 minutes Saturday daytime.
    • 575: Saturday service reduced to every 20 minutes
    • 582: Every 12 minutes weekday daytime and every 15 minutes Saturday daytime.
    • X8/X39: Peak-time services will not run on weekdays.
  • First Manchester: Saturday service will be operate on weekdays on Oldham depot services with some extra morning journeys. Vantage will continue with a weekday service for another week but will change from 30 March.
  • First West Yorkshire: Saturday service will be operate on weekdays on services 588, 589 and 590 in Greater Manchester.
  • Go North West: Most services will operate a Sunday service during weekdays and Saturdays with extra weekday morning journeys. The following services will run a different service:
    • 33: Monday-Saturday service reduced to hourly only between Worsley, Eccles and Manchester.
    • 52: Service will run later journeys from Trafford Centre.
    • 93: Increased to half-hourly on Sundays.
    • 95: Service will run an a summer holiday timetable on weekdays.
    • X63: Peak-time journeys remain unchanged. Off-peak journeys between Heywood and Manchester will not run (pre-January timetable).
  • Stagecoach MCSL (Cheshire area): Saturday service except for:
    • 1/1A (Blacon): Special timetable with Arriva, operating every 30 mins on each route
    • 1/X1 (Chester-Liverpool): Special timetable operating every 30 mins on each route.
    • 8: No service
    • 15/15A (Blacon): Saturday timetable with no journeys from Arriva
    • 16: Saturday service but no journey at 2200.
    • DB4: Normal service
  • Stagecoach MCSL (Lancashire area): Saturday service except for service 315, which is running a weekday service. Service 125 will run a Saturday service but also serve Walton Summit. Services 1A, 4C, 9 and X8 aren't running, while no journeys after midnight on services 1 and 3.
  • Stagecoach MCSL (Merseyside area): Saturday service except:
    • 1/X1 (Chester-Liverpool): Special timetable operating every 30 mins on each route.
    • 14/14A/14B: Saturday service with some journeys on service 14B.
    • 19: Saturday service with some extra morning journeys.
    • 38, 80/81/82 (Wirral), 91, 97/98, 217/227, 315 and X3: Normal timetable (some minor changes on service X3)
    • 41/42: Special timetable operating every 12 mins
    • 471/472: Special timetable with Arriva, running similar to a Sunday service.
  • Stagecoach Manchester: A reduced weekday service will run, although "critical" routes will be maintained. (possibly might just be the holiday timetable used at Christmas/Summer). Weekend times remain unchanged.
  • Transdev: Saturday service running on weekdays on all services. The evening journeys on the X41 and the night bus journeys on the X43 will not run, while the fast peak-time journeys via Rochdale Road will not run.

https://tfgm.com/coronavirus/bus
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-up...:01:17:971
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-up...:45:33:074
https://www.gonorthwest.co.uk/news-servi...ronavirus/
https://www.diamondbuses.com/news/dbnw-c...e-changes/
https://www.firstgroup.com/greater-manch...nformation
https://www.transdevbus.co.uk/rosso/mond...ur-buses-2
https://www.firstgroup.com/halifax-calde...nformation
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RE: North west bus service changes due to coronavirus outbreak
Great list that, thank you for sorting it out - I was going to post details for Stagecoach Gillmoss but you've beaten me too it!

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RE: North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
Very disappointing that every other operator in the North West has managed to publicise revised timetables in this time of crisis with the one exception of Arriva. Very poor showing for a so called major operator, particularly as people’s livelihoods depend on this information.
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RE: North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
DOG this is a very intense fast moving situation which is ever changing. I daresay Arriva's info will be up imminently but there are things still happening. I feel it is best they announce modifications once accurately than jumping the gun and confusing people.
This is such a unique event that has there has never been any contingency dreamt of. To be fair on Arriva they have the largest network locally to address.
Also the department responsible for fire fighting this situation not only looks after North West and Wales but Yorkshire and the North East too so their work is majorly cut out.
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RE: North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
(20/03/2020 11:58)B10B6514 Wrote:  DOG this is a very intense fast moving situation which is ever changing. I daresay Arriva's info will be up imminently but there are things still happening. I feel it is best they announce modifications once accurately than jumping the gun and confusing people.
This is such a unique event that has there has never been any contingency dreamt of. To be fair on Arriva they have the largest network locally to address.
Also the department responsible for fire fighting this situation not only looks after North West and Wales but Yorkshire and the North East too so their work is majorly cut out.

I half agree. Though they do have the biggest network, you just split the work into smaller chunks so do it by the depot.

The way I see it, the second some information is available and confirmed, put it online even if it only benefits a few people, its a few less people worrying about what is going on.

All this said, I am by no means surprised as Arriva are 95% of the time very poor at giving details of changes to passengers. You are more likely to find out of a service change one the day when the bus doesn't turn up than you are to get information from Arriva.

Why are staff sorting the NW&W Covid-19 situation also responsible for Yorkshire and North East? Is this another job role that Arriva have condensed into 1 small team?
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RE: North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
Arriva have released a summary of changes to be introduced from Monday next week. Details here: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/coronavirus/...lbifraAljk
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Please this is a case of life and death , can we stop bickering about what Arriva have and havent done , the information will be made available as soon as possible.

Do be advised that these timetables may become obsolete as the situation goes on and further alterations may be needed .

We could even on public health grounds end up with no bus service at all and this is not scaremongering .
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RE: North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
(20/03/2020 16:18)wirralbus Wrote:  Please this is a case of life and death , can we stop bickering about what Arriva have and havent done , the information will be made available as soon as possible.

This really is a massive overreaction. Nobody is bickering at all

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RE: North West Bus Service Changes due to Coronavirus outbreak
D&G Bus changes for Mon-Fri next week:

Services 1, 1A, 2, 8A, 9, 14W, 32X, 42, 43, 88 and 89 will run to Saturday timetables.

Service 16 will run to a Saturday timetable but the 1930 journey from Hanley to Leek and the 2015 journey from Leek to Hanley will not run.

Services 8, 12, 14, 82, 85 and 94 will run to special timetables.

Services 14A, 26, 33, 35, 50, 70, 71, 72, 73, 94A, 188, 288, 316, 317, 318, 319, 841 and the Handforth Dean Free Bus will operate to normal timetables.

Services 8B, 38, 40, 130, 836 and X41 will not operate.

Contract services 410, 445, CC5, CC8, GP1, S71194 and S80319 will operate to normal timetables.

Contract services E1 and E2 will operate to the 2019/2020 winter route and timetable but the 0030 journey will not operate.

The contracted service between Bunbury and Sir John Deane's College will not operate.


Not sure what they mean about normal 188 timetable - given it's school days only and Knutsford Academy will be closed!

Also disappointing that they not running the 130 at all and running the the 88 to a Saturday timetable, given those are buses serving Macclesfield Hospital and while non-essential operations are being cancelled and visiting is being reduced there will still be people who have out-patient appointments - some of whom may have requested a specific time to fit around the weekday bus timetables. It will also mean only 5 buses between the town centre and the hospital in each direction all day and obviously anyone from Wilmslow with an appointment to attend will have to go via Knutsford if they need to use the bus and those from Handforth and Alderley Edge will not have an easy journey to Macclesfield Hospital using public transport!
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