Service Changes from Sunday 16th April 2023

Service Changes from Sunday 16th April 2023

18 January 2023

North West

Service Changes from Sunday 16th April 2023

Below is a guide to the current planned changes from Week Commencing Sunday 16th April 2023. These plans are subject to change, however are correct at the time of writing (18th January 2023), any alterations will be promptly communicated.

Please note that we continue to have extensive dialogue with TfGM colleagues over the impact of these changes.

We are required to give 112 days’ notice to TfGM and other regulatory authorities of changes or cancellations to services. Given the requirement to give 112 days’ notice, if we find ourselves in a position where we are short of staff later in the year, we would not be able to respond to that for another 112 days. So we are essentially having to take this action on a pre-emptive basis.

We have been engaging with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) since before Christmas around these changes, and we will support TfGM in trying to mitigate the impact of them as best we can. Some services will operate to a reduced frequency and others that are largely withdrawn will have alternative services operated by either Diamond Bus North West or other Bus Operators along some of the route.

8: Bolton – Farnworth – Pendlebury – Salford Shopping Centre – Manchester Market St/Deansgate.

Mon-Sat daytime timetable revised to operate every 15 mins. Note that from Week Commencing 29 January 2023 the route of this service will be revised to no longer operate to and from Manchester Shudehill Interchange and will instead terminate at Market Street/Start at Deansgate.

21: Agecroft – Pendlebury – Swinton – Eccles – The Trafford Centre.

The majority of Mon-Fri daytime journeys are withdrawn. TfGM supported journeys will still operate on Evenings, early mornings, Saturdays and Sunday. Unchanged Service 22 (Bolton to The Trafford Centre) still operates between Pendlebury and The Trafford Centre.

36/37: Bolton – Walkden – Swinton – Salford Shopping Centre – Manchester Piccadilly.

Mon-Fri daytime timetable will be revised to operate every 15 mins on each service and will still operate frequently between Manchester and Walkden.

163: Bury – Darnhill - Heywood  – Langley – Middleton – Manchester Piccadilly.

The majority of journeys are withdrawn, TfGM supported journeys will still operate early morning, Evenings and Sunday daytime. Unchanged Service 471 (Bolton to Rochdale) still operates between Bury and Heywood.

520: Bolton – Deane - Ladybridge – Lostock - Westhoughton circular.

The majority of journeys are withdrawn. TfGM supported journeys will still operate early morning, Evenings and Sunday. Unchanged Service 20 (Bolton to The Trafford Centre) still operates between Bolton and Deane Hulton Lane.

524: Bolton – Little Lever – Radcliffe – Bury.

Mon-Sat daytime timetable will be revised to operate every 15 mins.

561/562: Bolton – Breightmet/Withins circular.

The majority of journeys are withdrawn, TfGM supported journeys will still operate early morning and evenings. Unchanged Service 471 (Bolton to Rochdale) still operates between Bolton and Breightmet.

575: Bolton – Heaton – Lostock – Horwich Old Lords Estate.

The majority of journeys are withdrawn, TfGM supported journeys will still operate early morning and evenings.

582: Bolton – Daubhill – Over Hulton – Atherton – Leigh.

Mon-Sat daytime timetable will be revised to operate every 15 mins. Sunday daytime timetable will be revised to every 30 mins.

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