East of the M60

Replacement operators for former SpeedwellBus services

Regrettably, East of the M60 announced the demise of SpeedwellBus over the last two days. The last week has been populated with rumours as to whom their routes would be taken over by, with reports of Stott’s taking on the 343 or Stagecoach Manchester running the 202.

Over the last 2 days, the new arrangements have been confirmed and are as follows:

  • 202  (Hyde – Hattersley – Glossop): all journeys operated by Stagecoach Manchester;
  • 341 (Hyde – Backbower – Hattersley – Charlesworth – Glossop): all journeys operated by Stott’s of Oldham;
  • 343 (Hyde – Mossley – Oldham): weekday daytime journeys operated by Stagecoach Manchester with slight retimings to SpeedwellBus’ timetable: JPT Travel and First Pioneer journeys remain unaffected;
  • 394 (Stepping Hill – Charlesworth – Glossop): all journeys operated by Centrebus;
  • 395 (Ashton-under-Lyne – Limehurst Farm): all journeys operated by Bluebird Bus and Coach;
  • 396 (Ashton-under-Lyne…

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