Not sure if it's been mentioned before but Little Gem's bus service registrations are now appearing under the name Mayne of Manchester Ltd. This follows on from Go Goodwins' purchase of Mayne Coaches earlier this year.
Here's a registration change that's appeared today:
- PC0005236/192 Registered
MAYNE OF MANCHESTER LTD
Route: Ashton under Lyne Interchange to Hazelhurst & Dunkinfield Circulars via Smallshaw, Ridge Hill
Service number: 336 (337, 389)
Service type: Hail & Ride, Normal Stopping
Effective date: 30 Oct 2022https://www.vehicle-operator-licensing.service.gov.uk/search/find-registered-local-bus-services/browse/results/?fields%5Bstatus%5D=&fields%5BacceptedDate%5D=2022-10-18&fields%5BtrafficAreas%5D%5B0%5D=C&security=439688d59df358c288da780c454cb5ae-800a5c736b11d5ce9590a235925fa614&form-actions%5Bsubmit%5D=
When travelling along Anson Road (A34) into town on a 50 I noticed that the bus stops now show the number 41 & 53 as well as 50. Is this a change of routes or something to do with re-routing when Wilmslow Road is snarled up?
Friday and Saturday evening journeys are permanently rerouted to run via Moseley Road, Birchfields Road, Anson Road and Hathersage Road instead of Rusholme centre due to traffic congestion.
it's a bit maddening that at peak weekend hours, buses cannot serve the most densely populated areas of the route. it is counter to how a public transport system should function.
it's backwards and stupid.
Back in the not too distant past the 167 (162 in its current form) when it ran semi express via Cheetham Hill and Rhodes was extremely popular in the peaks and all day really. I think when it was diverted via the 163 route its days were always numbered.
The 8 terminating at St Mary’s Gate makes no sense to me. It’s a major trunk route between Manchester and Bolton, and its terminus will be at the end of Deansgate where there isn’t even a shelter.
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Are you thinking of coming to our 'Christmas Cracker' event?
Do you collect timetables? We'll have a HUGE selection of timetables on sale, from Greater Manchester after the 1986 deregulation. Prices will start from just 5p but EVERYTHING must go by the end of Sunday!