It's been a busy few weeks on and off the buses in Manchester. It's been so busy here at Manchester Buses HQ that blogging about buses has had to take a back seat. We're back now, so here are some of the things we've missed.
- JPT's new services are mainly single positioning journeys, except the 17. Shaun has written more detail in the comments section here.
- GMITA has bid for £3 million of government money for 'Kickstart' bids across the region. These bids are intended to launch new bus services or improve existing ones. A previous successful Kickstart bid in Greater Manchester saw service 263 (Manchester - Altrincham) upped from every 15 to to every 10 minutes. What services are being bid for this time? GMITA's keeping tight-lipped but there are 12 of them and we'll find out if the bids were successful in late autumn.
- This Thursday sees 40 years since Passenger Transport Executives were introduced in the UK.GMPTE, Merseytravel and Northern Rail have worked together to arrange a 'Cavalcade of Buses' (6 modern, 6 vintage) to travel from the Museum of Transport in Cheetham Hill to Museum of Science of Industry on Liverpool Road. The buses depart the Museum of Transport at 2.30pm, running via Cheetham Hill Road, Trinity Way, Water Street and Liverpool Road, arriving at their destination at 3pm. All buses, including a Leyland Titan similar to this one pictured, will remain on show until 8pm.
Have we missed anything important? Let us know by leaving a comment!
[Image Credit: Terry Wha on Flickr]