No, Eccles routes faster with less stops whereas Bolton route theres many suburban stations and all the stopper services to get stuck behind.
Not sure that's entirely correct, I don't know if you meant the town proper ot the borough, but Bolton's the 14th largest British town, after places like Reading, Bournemouth, Milton Keynes and Luton.
The 380s currently run in Scotland after a protracted introduction to service. Ive not had a ride on any yet but they look mean as hell!
Hadfield/Glossop line shouldnt be coloured.
Could we not use the Reddish South & Denton line as another route into Stockport and beyond? For instance, express trains and the like could still use the Stockport-Piccadilly main stretch, but it would be so damaging to reroute some of the Cheadle Hulme/Bramhall/Hazel Grove local trains through Denton and go that way?
It would open up lines for more services down in South East Manchester and a tram-train to Chester/Knutsford..
Surely not running at the moment? The infastructure isn't there to link the Denton line with the Glossop-Piccadilly line. I assume you mean that it would be possible?