Sometimes, bus services do matter

I have seen a recent piece in the Macclesfield Express about there being some upset regarding changes to bus services between Poynton, Stockport and Manchester. Bakerbus has scored again with another contract with a new 391 service between Poynton and Stockport that is due to commence after the thirtieth of March, replacing service 191 run by Stagecoach. That offered peak time extensions to Manchester so it might seem that Poynton is losing out, hence the noise that’s being made with local politicians being quoted in the article in question (make of that what you will). However, Poynton does have hourly train services to Manchester six days a week so I suspect that the powers that be thought the extension to be non-essential. I suppose that we cannot fight for every service to be retained so long as we have enough of them to be useful. Still, we need to keep up our eyes and ears to ensure that nothing on which we depend gets lost, particularly in times like this when money is tight.

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