Diamond Bus service changes from Sunday 24th April 2022

Diamond Bus service changes from Sunday 24th April 2022

13 April 2022

North West

Diamond Bus service changes from Sunday 24th April 2022

Service 254 Stretford – Davyhulme Circular 

We are pleased to introduce this new Monday-Saturday daytime service on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester. Journeys will operate hourly with the first and last buses as follows :-

From Stretford Mall :- Monday-Friday & Saturday First Bus 0926 hours, Last Bus 1826 hours.

From Davyhulme Skye Rd :- Monday-Friday First Bus 0714 hours, Last Bus 1854 hours. Saturday First Bus 0854 hours, Last Bus 1854 hours.

Monday-Friday the journeys at 1426 and 1526 hours from Stretford Mall will operate full loops on School holidays ONLY when St Antonys RC School (Urmston) are on holiday, during St Antonys RC School term times then the 1426 hours journey will operate between Stretford and Kingsway only and the 1526 hours journey will not operate at all. For information St Antonys Summer term is 25 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022 then Monday 06 June 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022 (Inset Day 27 June 2022). Autumn term is Monday 05 September 2022 to Friday 21 October 2022 then Monday 31 October 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022 (Inset Day Friday 18 November 2022). Spring Term is Tuesday 03 January 2023 to Friday 10 February 2023 then Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 31st March 2023 (Inset Day Friday 17 March 2023).

This is a partial replacement for the current 84A service.

Please see separate timetable for full details.

Service 471 Bolton – Bury – Rochdale 

Early morning journeys on weekdays are changed slightly as a result of customer feedback. From Bolton the 0437 and 0507 departures will move to 0430 and 0500 respectively and operate earlier throughout, departures from Bury to Rochdale will now be at 0449 and 0532 hours. The 0540 hours from Rochdale will move to 0520 hours. No change to journeys from Bury to Rochdale. The service will now depart from stand H at Bolton Interchange. This is a following of a review of departure stands at Bolton Interchange involving Transport for Greater Manchester and Bus Operators to ensure that services to similar destinations depart from stands that are closer together.

Service 511 Bolton – Darcy Lever – Bury The service will now depart from stand D at Bolton Interchange. This is a following of a review of departure stands at Bolton Interchange involving Transport for Greater Manchester and Bus Operators to ensure that services to similar destinations depart from stands that are closer together.

Service 520 Bolton – Westhoughton Circular There are minor timetable changes to improve punctuality, this is following a review of historical Operational/Bus tracking data. Times are revised to closer match the recent data as to where delays are, also to avoid occasions when timing point to timing point journey times exceed the requirement. We are also pleased to introduce new daily evening and Sunday journeys on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester. The last journey every day will now be at 2238 hours from Bolton and 2300 from Westhoughton. On Sundays journeys will operate hourly, First journey from Bolton at 0938 hours and from Westhoughton at 0900 hours.

Please see separate timetable for full details.

Services 561/562 Bolton – Withins Circulars There are minor timetable changes, and the service will now depart from stand D at Bolton Interchange. This is a following of a review of departure stands at Bolton Interchange involving Transport for Greater Manchester and Bus Operators to ensure that services to similar destinations depart from stands that are closer together.

Service 583 Leigh – Atherton – Tyldesley The service will now operate via Westleigh Ln and Abbey Ln instead of Howe Bridge between Atherton and Leigh. The timetable is revised as a consequence. Sunday and Public Holiday journeys operated by Warrington’s Own Buses will continue to operate via Howe Bridge and will not serve Westleigh Ln or Abbey Ln.

Services 584/588 Leigh – Crankwood/Lowton Following the withdrawal of service 588 by another operator, we are pleased to introduce an hourly service on this route. Service 584 will operate hourly. Services 584 and 588 will be co-ordinated to operate between Leigh and  Plank Lane every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes.

Timetable changes on the following services, please check the new timetables as the times of some journeys may have changed:

20,

21/22

132

471

516

520

561/562

571/572

575

582

584

594

635

 

These include changes to improve punctuality on services 571/572, 582 and 635. This is following a review of recent Operational/Bus tracking data to alter timings to better match congestion.

Following contract changes by Transport for Greater Manchester, Diamond will not operate the following services.

18 - This service will now be operated by Arriva North West with a revised route and timetable.  The service will now operate via Carrington, Flixton and Ashton upon Mersey instead Stretford.

171/ 172 -This service will now be operated by Stagecoach Manchester with a revised timetable.

217 – This service will now be operated by Little Gem Bus Company (Monday-Saturday Daytime) and Stagecoach Manchester (Evenings and Sundays).

247 – Evening Services will now be operated by Arriva North West.

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