Archives for category: Hyde

Snow stifles operations

Unless you’ve been on Mars for the last few days, you may well have read about the adverse weather conditions facing the Tameside area. As a consequence, this has had an adverse effect on road conditions and of course, bus and rail services. The 343 is of course no exception. Read the rest of this entry »

Postponed route revision reinstated

After a gap of nearly two years, Carrbrook Village will be reconnected to the 343 route on a Monday to Friday basis. Following requests from residents forced to change at the Buckton Castle for Top Mossley and beyond, this will save them the joys of getting a 348 or S48 that will connect with the 343 itself. A further change to the route involves the addition of new links to Roaches and Hey Farm. Read the rest of this entry »

GMPTE’s proposed changes postponed

From next Sunday, the 343’s weekday and Saturday service was going to serve Hey Farm and Roaches avoiding the section of Huddersfield Road between Mossley Hollins School and the Stamford Arms. The proposed route would have gone via Staley Road and Winterford Road prior to joining the top part of Huddersfield Road and Manchester Road. Read the rest of this entry »

The 343 route has a fair number of pubs along its route which feature or have featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. From the 2010 edition of the Good Beer Guide are the following public houses: Read the rest of this entry »

Greetings all, lovers of local bus routes around Stalybridge and Hyde. Welcome to this new blog dedicated to the 343 bus route from Oldham to Mossley and Hyde. Having been a long term user of this route myself, I thought that it deserved its own spot in cyberspace.

As the 343 has seen countless changes over its lifetime, I thought that the service needed some extra publicity. Its unique selling point is being the only bus to link all four constituents of the former SHMD Joint Board (Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Joint Board). This means due reference to leisure facilities along the route from playing fields to public houses.

There will also be reference to service changes affecting the route including frequencies and fares. Future posts may include reference to other 343 buses around the UK and Europe. In time, this will become a useful resource for the Hyde to Mossley and Oldham.

Enjoy the ride,

S.V., 06 July 2010.