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Manchester Community Transport (MCT) are a Manchester based community transport company, mainly specialising in accessible transport. This includes the likes of LocalLink (an alternative to Ring and Ride, which is door to door public transport, aimed at (but not limited to) the disabled and elderly). They also have another side of the business, buses! they currently run a few services in the south Manchester area.
This year (2013) they are expanding hugely, with the purchase of Tyrer's rochdale division and with a purchase of Maytree (Of Bolton) on the cards (kinda confirmed but don't want to say yes in-case it falls through). But this is not all, they have won quite a few tendered routes this year too this includes the likes of;

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Serivice Number | Destination | Company Previously Operating
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307 | Stockport - Bramhall Circular | Stagecoach
18 | Altringham - Trafford Center | Arriva
159 | Middleton - Oldham | Bluebird
44 | Manchester - Airport | Bluebird
197 | Manchester - Stockport | Stagecoach
395 | Ashton - Newton Heath | Bluebird
84 | Manchester - Reddish | Arriva
169 | Ashton - Southern Cemetery | JPT
378 | Stockport - Grove Lane | Stagecoach
22 | Stockport - Bolton | Stagecoach/First
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This in in adition to the routes they already have, the routes tyrer's run and the routes Maytree run. This year is going to be a huge year for MCT, they are soon to become one of the biggest players in Manchester!
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RE: Manchester Community Transport
Some more additional information in regards to the takeover of Tyrer's - All services are officially ran by MCT as of the 4th (Monday) - as of Thursday the buses from Tyrer's and MCT's Rochdale LocalLink minibuses will be housed at Rossendale's depot temporarily.
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Couple of corrections for you Jimbo:

22 Stockport-Bolton this is the 20:20 & 21:20 journeys from Stockport-Bolton and return currently operated by Arriva
197 if its the Sunday service their getting is currently run by Finglands
395 is actually Ashton-Limeshurst Farm
396 is Ashton-Newton Heath
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Im not sure which days theyre getting it on (197) but presumably sunday or evenings...
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197 is the Sunday service currently operated by Finglands, the 84 is the Monday-Saturday evening journeys between Manchester-Chorlton journeys currently operated by Arriva. The 18 is also Monday-Saturday evenings only. Would also imagine that since MCT have got the 307, then the 308 will also be included (just not mentioned in the registration)
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Possibly, we shall see. But for a small community transport company, they have still done well this time round. I wonder if they will get any more later this year.... Ive been told tenders come up half way through the year too...
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Saw MCT's NHS Stop Smoking Dennis Trident today... Nice old bus, conversion was done quite well, must say id rather have it in service, but a convert is better than scrap
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(02/03/2013 16:33)jimbo Wrote:  Possibly, we shall see. But for a small community transport company, they have still done well this time round. I wonder if they will get any more later this year.... Ive been told tenders come up half way through the year too...

Hardly a 'small' operator these days as discs on their licence was increased from 20 to about 40 some time ago, latest increase in business should see a new application for further additional discs in time.
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yes but most of those are minibuses, small in bus scene. They mainly do locallink, they also do 2 patient transfer ambulances iirc

And as for more vehicles a few weeks ago an enviro300h demonstrator was in their depot... So they must be buying some new buses... and they will need a few more minibuses too
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Saw a blog post about MCT http://themanchesterbusblog.blogspot.co....-2013.html how can MCT have Tyrer Tours when Holmeswood now own them explain that unless Holmeswood are selling some Tyrer Tours vehicles

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