Stagecoach Manchester bus service changes from 2017-10-29

While I associate autumn bus service changes with September, there are some companies that do them in October and Stagecoach Manchester is among them. Mostly, the alterations are about maintaining punctuality but there are some due to low patronage and loss of Transport fro Greater Manchester (TfGM) contracts too. Here then is a list of what is changing:

Service 7: Stockport – Ashton

To improve punctuality, Monday to Friday journeys will be re-timed.

Service 15: Flixton – Manchester

To improve punctuality, Saturday morning journeys re-timed.

Service 23, 23A: Stockport – intu Trafford Centre

Monday to Saturday daytime services re-timed to run every 30 minutes. Together, they provide a bus every 15 minutes between Stockport and intu Trafford Centre.

Service 24: Stockport – MediaCityUK

Unfortunately owing to low patronage, it has become necessary to withdraw service 24.

Service 33: Wigan – Manchester

Monday to Saturday evening journeys will operated by Diamond. Sunday timetable revised.

Service 34: Bryn – Manchester

Buses will no longer serve the bus stop on the A6 at Westwood.

Service 43: Manchester – Manchester Airport

To improve punctuality, Monday to Saturday journeys will be re-timed.

Service 50: MediaCityUK – East Didsbury

By customer request, an additional late journey will be introduced Monday to Saturday at 00:10 from MediaCityUK.

Service 53: Cheetham Hill – Salford Shopping Centre

Service will be operated by First Manchester.

Service 56A, 57A: Bank House – Manchester

This service has been discontinued by TfGM.

Service 129: Middleton – Hollin circular

Daily evening and Sunday daytime service introduced following the award of a TfGM contract partially replacing service 156.

Service 156: Manchester – Middleton

Service curtailed to run between Manchester and Middleton only. Travel between Middleton and Hollin will be provided by new service 129.

Service 203: Stockport – Manchester

To improve punctuality, Saturday and Sunday morning journeys re-timed.

Service 219: Ashton – Manchester

To improve punctuality, Monday to Friday peak time journeys re-timed.

Service 250: intu Trafford Centre – Manchester

Early morning journeys before 06:00 revised to provide additional journeys. Monday to Friday, buses will leave Manchester Piccadilly at 05:09, 05:34 and  05:59. From intu Trafford Centre buses will leave at 05:47, 06:12 and 06:37.

Service 255: Partington – Manchester

To improve punctuality, Monday to Saturday early morning journeys will be re-timed.

Service 256: Flixton – Manchester

To improve punctuality, Saturday morning and Sunday daytime journeys will be re-timed.