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Duplicate school bus services

Updated: 12pm Monday 16 November

Capacity on the commercial bus network continues to be significantly reduced due to coronavirus social distancing measures. Where they can, we’re encouraging children to walk, cycle or scoot to school, but we've also worked with operators to run around 300 additional bus journeys each weekday across the region to help students using public transport get to and from school and college safely.

Duplicate bus journeys exclusively for school and college students will run behind the original scheduled service at set times, with the usual route number starting in ‘S’ to show they are school services.

They are being introduced on routes where pre-lockdown passenger data has shown the highest number of school and college students travelling and where bus seats are expected to be in high demand as a result.

Duplicate journeys will be in place until the autumn half-term holiday at least, subject to demand.

Click on the services below for full details.

Visit our Travelling to school page for the latest safe travel guidance and other useful information for getting to and from school and college.


S2 - Wigan - Winstanley - Hawkley - Worsley Mesnes circular

The S2 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 2 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan (towards Worsley Mesnes) at 3.07pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

This service is operated by APH and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S2 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 2 commercial bus service.


S3 - Wigan - Pemberton - Norley Hall - Kitt Green circular

The S3 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 3 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Wigan (towards Kitt Green) at 3.12pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

This service is operated by Olympia and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S3 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 3 commercial bus service.


S7 - Wigan - Westhoughton - Hunger Hill - Deane - Bolton

The S7 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 7 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Wigan (towards Bolton) at 6.47am.

  • Three additional services will run in the morning departing from Bolton (towards Wigan) at 7am, 8am and 8.17am.

  • Four additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan (towards Bolton) at 2.28pm, 2.42pm, 3.02pm and 3.22pm.

  • Three additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Bolton (towards Wigan) at 2.59pm, 3.35pm and 3.55pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

This service is operated by Parks/Megabus, Bestway and Olympia, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S7 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 7 commercial bus service.


S7 - Stockport - Heaton Chapel - Reddish

The S7 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 7 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from North Reddish - Fir Tree School (towards Stockport) at 7.41am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Stockport bus station (to Reddish) at 3.25pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S7 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 7 commercial bus service.


S8 - Bolton - Farnworth - Pendlebury - Salford - Shudehill

The S8 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 8 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Pendlebury (towards Shudehill) at 3.13pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Shudehill (towards Bolton) at 4.06pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S8 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 8 commercial bus service.


S9 - Higher Folds - Bedford - Leigh - Bickershaw - Abram - Wigan

The S9 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 9 service.

  • Five additional services will run in the morning departing from Higher Folds (towards Wigan) at 7.12am, 7.22am, 7.32am, 7.43am and 7.56am.

  • Four additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan (towards Higher Folds) at 2.29pm, 3.16pm, 3.29pm and 3.43pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Higher Folds (towards Wigan) at 2.31pm and 2.56pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.#
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S9 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 9 commercial bus service.


S10 - Manchester - Pendleton - Eccles - Peel Green - Brookhouse

The S10 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 10 service.

  • Four additional services will run in the morning departing Manchester Shudehill (towards Brookhouse) at 6.46am, 6.58am, 7.13am and 7.25am.

  • Four additional services will run in the evening departing Brookhouse (Salford City Academy) at 2.44pm, 2.56pm, 3.08pm and 3.59pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing Manchester Shudehill (towards Salford City Academy) at 2.48pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Mario Coaches, Traveller's Choice and Bestway - on behalf of Arriva - and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S10 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 10 commercial bus service.


S10 - Wigan - Ashton-in-Makerfield - Golborne - Lowton - Leigh

The S10 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 10 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning, which depart from Leigh (towards Wigan) at 7.44am and 7.59am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan (towards Leigh) at 2.02pm and 3.13pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Leigh (towards Wigan) at 2.50pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S10 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 10 commercial bus service.


S11 - Altrincham - Wythenshawe - Cheadle - Stockport

The S11 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 11 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Altrincham (towards Stockport) at 6.44am.

  • Five additional services will run in the morning, departing from Stockport (towards Altrincham) at 6.29am, 6.45am, 7am, 7.15am and 7.40am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Stockport (towards Altrincham) at 2.45pm.

  • Five additional services will run in the afternoon, departing from Altrincham (towards Stockport) at 2.24pm, 2.44pm, 3.04pm, 3.44pm and 4.04pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S11 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 11 commercial bus service.


S11A - Stockport - Cheadle Heath - Cheadle - Gatley - Altrincham

The S11A service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 11A service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Stockport (towards Altrincham) at 6.58am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Altrincham (towards Stockport) at 3.42pm and 4.22pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S11a service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 11a commercial bus service.


S15 - Manchester - Urmston - Davyhulme - Flixton

The S15 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 15 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning departing from Manchester (towards Flixton) at 7.06am and 7.42am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Manchester (towards Flixton) at 2.42pm and 3.22pm.

  • Three additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Flixton (towards Manchester) at 2.47pm, 3.07pm and 3.27pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S15 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 15 commercial bus service.


S17 - Rochdale - Sudden - Trub - Middleton - Blackley - Shudehill

The S17 services will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 17 services.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning, which depart from Queens Road (to Cardinal Langley) at 7.29am and 7.48am.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning, which depart from Cardinal Langley (to Rochdale) at 8.16am and 8.26am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Rochdale (to Queens Road) at 7.30am.

  • One additional services will run in the morning, which departs from Rochdale (to Manchester) at 7.05am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon, which depart from Cardinal Langley (to Rochdale) at 2.40pm and 2.42pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon, which depart from Cardinal Langley (to Manchester) at 2.40pm and 2.42pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Cardinal Langley (to Blackley Mossway) at 2.45pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

They are operated by Go North West.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Go North West mobile phone app for Android or iOS/Apple
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S17 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 17 commercial bus service.


S19 - Altrincham - Sale - Benchill - Wythenshawe

The S19 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 19 service.

  • One additional services will run in the morning departing Altrincham (towards Wythenshawe) at 7.35am.

  • Four additional services will run in the morning departing from Wythenshawe (towards Altrincham) at 6.40am, 6.55am, 7.15am and 7.35am.

  • Three additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Altrincham (towards Wythenshawe) at 3.05pm, 3.25pm and 3.45pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Swan's Travel - on behalf of Arriva - and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S19 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 19 commercial bus service.


S22 - Bolton - Swinton - Eccles - Trafford Centre

The S22 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 22 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bolton (towards the Trafford Centre) at 7.38am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from the Trafford Centre (towards Bolton) at 7.11am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon from Bolton (towards the Trafford Centre) at 2.43pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon from the Trafford Centre (towards Bolton) at 4.33pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S22 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 22 commercial bus service.


S23 - Stockport - Didsbury - intu Trafford Centre

The S23 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 23 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Stockport (towards the Trafford Centre) at 2.37pm and 3.01pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S23 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 23 commercial bus service.


S29 - Little Hulton - Walkden - Swinton - Langworthy - Pendleton

The S29 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 29 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Little Hulton, Amblecoate Drive (towards Salford) at 7.41.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S29 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 29 commercial bus service.


S36 - Bolton - St Ambrose

The S36 service will run five minutes ahead of the regular 36 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bolton (towards the University of Salford) at 7.36am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bolton (towards Salford Shopping Centre) at 7.46am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

The 7.36am service is operated by Viking Coaches, with the 7.46am service operated by Diamond Bus.

Tickets should be bought before boarding the bus. This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S36 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 36 commercial bus service.


S37 - Bolton - St Ambrose - Manchester

The S37 service will run five minutes ahead of the regular 37 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from MediaCityUK (towards St Ambrose) at 7.48am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from St Ambrose (towards MediaCityUK) at 3.15pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S37 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 37 commercial bus service.


S42B - Piccadilly Gardens - Cheadle - Cheadle Hulme - Woodford

The S42B service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 42B service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (terminating at Grove Lane) at 6.44am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Woodford (towards Manchester) at 2.25pm and 3.49pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Manchester (towards Woodford) at 3.14pm and 3.34pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S85a service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 85 commercial bus service.


S43 - Manchester Airport - Wythenshawe - Manchester

The S43 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 43 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Manchester Airport (towards Manchester city centre) at 2.14pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S43 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 43 commercial bus service.


S50 - MediaCityUK - Pendleton - Salford - Burnage - East Didsbury

The S50 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 50 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from MediaCityUK (towards East Didsbury) at 7.15am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S50 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 50 commercial bus service.


S52 - Cheetham Hill - Eccles

The S52 services will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 52 services.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning, which depart from Cheetham Hill (to Eccles) at 7.25am and 7.35am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon, which depart from Eccles (to Cheetham Hill) at 3.15pm and 3.20pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

They are operated by Go North West.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Go North West mobile phone app for Android or iOS/Apple
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S52 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 52 commercial bus service.


S56 - Shudehill - Higher Crumpsall - Higher Blackley circular

The S56 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 56 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Manchester Shudehill (towards Higher Blackley) at 7.35am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S56 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 56 commercial bus service.


S59 - Kenyon Lane - Piccadilly

The S59 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 59 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Kenyon Lane (to Piccadilly) at 3pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by First Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a First ticket from their website or mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S76 - Manchester City Centre - Failsworth

The S76 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 76 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Manchester Piccadilly (towards Failsworth) at 7.14am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is by Stagecoach. We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S76 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 76 commercial bus service.


S84 - Oldham - Saddleworth School - Oasis Academy - Blue Coat School - Manchester

The S84 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 84 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Oldham bus station (towards Saddleworth School) at 7.49am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Oldham bus station (towards Manchester Piccadilly Gardens) at 8.02am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (towards Blue Coat School) at 8.08am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon, which depart from Oasis Academy (towards Oldham bus station) at 1.54pm and 2.44pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon, which depart from Yorkshire Street (Stop ID: MANTWGMJ) (towards Saddleworth School) at 2.16pm and 3.15pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon, which depart from Saddleworth School (towards Oldham bus station) at 1.10pm and 3.35pm.

These services will call at all stops between the start and end points of their route.

It is run and operated by First Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a First ticket from their website or mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S85A - Piccadilly Gardens - Hulme - Chorlton - Arrowfield Estate

The S85A service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 85A service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (towards Arrowfield Estate) at 7.50am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Arrowfield Estate (towards Manchester) at 2.49pm and 3.19pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S85a service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 85 commercial bus service.


S86 - Piccadilly - Loreto College

The S86 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 86 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (towards Loreto College) at 8.22am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S86 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 86 commercial bus service.


S95 - Bury - Unsworth - Whitefield - Prestwich - Carr Clough - Pendleton

The S95 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 95 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Cromwell Bridge (towards Bury) at 7.15am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Bury (towards Salford Cromwell Bridge) at 3.45pm.

These services will call at all stops along their routes.

It is operated by Go North West.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Go North West mobile phone app for Android or iOS/Apple
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S95 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 95 commercial bus service.


S97 - Bury - Unsworth - Prestwich - Manchester

The S97 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 97 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bury (towards Prestwich Longfield Suite) at 8.06am.

This service will call at all stops along its route.

It is operated by Viking.

Tickets should be bought before boarding the bus. This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Go North West mobile phone app for Android or iOS/Apple
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S97 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 97 commercial bus service.


S101 - Wythenshawe - Baguley - Moss Side - Piccadilly Gardens

The S101 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 101 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Wythenshawe (towards Manchester) at 7.19am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Manchester (towards Wythenshawe) at 7.46am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Wythenshawe (towards Manchester) at 2.39pm and 3.09pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Manchester (towards Wythenshawe) at 3.03pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S101 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 101 commercial bus service.


S112 - Manchester City Centre - Middleton Junction - Middleton

The S112 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 112 service.

  • Three additional services will run in the morning departing from Manchester (towards Middleton) at 7.25am, 7.40am and 7.55am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Middleton (towards Manchester) at 7.09am.

  • Four additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Manchester (towards Middleton) at 3.10pm, 3.40pm, 3.55pm and 4.40pm.

  • Three additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Middleton (towards Manchester) at 2.47pm, 3.02pm and 3.47pm.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S112 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 112 commercial bus service.


S114 - Boardshaw - Middleton - Greengate - Piccadilly Gardens

The S114 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 114 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Boarshaw (towards Manchester) at 7.06am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S114 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 114 commercial bus service.


S117 - Manchester City Centre - Moston - New Moston - Greengate

The S117 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 117 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (towards Greengate) at 7.37am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (towards Greengate) at 4.07pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S117 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 117 commercial bus service.


S118 - Manchester City Centre - Moston - Higher Crumpsall

The S118 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 118 service.

  • Three additional services will run in the morning departing from North Manchester General Hospital (towards Manchester) at 6.57am, 7.12am and 7.42am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Higher Crumpsall (towards Manchester) at 7.27am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Manchester (towards North Manchester General Hospital) at 7.29am.

  • Five additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Manchester (towards North Manchester General Hospital) at 2.29pm, 2.59pm, 3.29pm, 3.44pm and 3.59pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon from North Manchester General Hospital (towards Manchester) at 3.12pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon from Higher Crumpsall (towards Manchester) at 2.42pm and 2.57pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S118 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 118 commercial bus service.


S119 - Higher Blackley - Charlestown - Moston - Piccadilly Gardens

The S119 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 119 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Higher Blackley (towards Manchester) at 7.22am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Manchester (towards Higher Blackley) at 2.51pm and 3.51pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S119 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 119 commercial bus service.


S132 - Wigan - Atherton

The S132 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 132 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Tyldesley Square (towards Wigan Bus Station) at 7.38am

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan bus station (towards Atherton, Mealhouse Lane) at 4.32pm

These will be operated by Olympia.

Tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S132 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 132 bus service.


S150 - Gorton - Chorlton - intu Trafford Centre

The S150 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 150 service.

  • Three additional services will run in the morning departing from Gorton (towards the Trafford Centre) at 7.03am, 7.08am and 7.44am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning from the Trafford Centre (towards Gorton) at 7.15am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Gorton (towards the Trafford Centre) at 3.29pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon beginning at Chorlton Metrolink Stop (towards Gorton) at 3.03pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S150 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 150 commercial bus service.


S156 - Shudehill - Blackley - Higher Blackley - Rhodes - Middleton

The S156 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 156 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Manchester Shudehill (towards Middleton) at 7.15am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S156 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 156 commercial bus service.


S163 - Bury - St Anne's Academy

The S163 service will run five minutes ahead of the regular 163 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bury (towards St Anne's Academy) at 7.32am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Langley Lane, Middleton (towards Bury) at 8.28am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from St Anne's Academy (towards Bury) at 3.10pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

All services will be operated by Diamond Bus and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus. This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S163 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 163 commercial bus service.


S171 - Newton Heath - Droylsden - Openshaw - West Didsbury

The S171 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 171 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Newton Heath (towards West Didsbury) at 6.59am.

These service will call at all stops along the route.

This service is operated by Bullocks Coaches and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S171 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 171 commercial bus service.


S172 - Chorlton - Burnage - Levenshulme - Droylsden - Newton Heath

The S172 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 172 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Chorlton (towards Newton Heath) at 7.04am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Chorlton (towards Newton Heath) at 3.04pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

This service is operated by Bullocks Coaches and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S172 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 172 commercial bus service.


S181 - Manchester Piccadilly - Blessed John Henry Newman

The S181 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 181 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Manchester Piccadilly (to Blessed John Henry Newman) at 8.04am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by First Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a First ticket from their website or mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S182 - Shaw - Blessed John Henry Newman

The S182 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 182 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Shaw (towards Blessed John Henry Newman) at 8.09am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Blessed John Henry Newman (towards Piccadilly) at 2pm and 3.30pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from St Matthew's (towards Piccadilly) at 3.10pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Blessed John Henry Newman (towards Shaw) at 2pm and 3.30pm.

These services will call at all stops along their route.

It is run and operated by First Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a First ticket from their website or mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S184 - Marsden - Saddleworth High School

The S184 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 184 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Marsden (towards Saddleworth High School) at 8.01am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by First Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a First ticket from their website or mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S191 - Hazel Grove - Heaviley - Stockport - Albert Square

The S191 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 191 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Hazel Grove (towards Manchester) at 7.01am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S191 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 191 commercial bus service.


S197 - Albert Square - Heaton Moor - Heaton Mersey - Stockport

The S197 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 197 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Manchester (towards Stockport) at 7.31am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Manchester (towards Stockport) at 3.13pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S197 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 197 commercial bus service.


S221 - Broadbent Fold - Dukinfield - Manchester City Centre

The S221 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 221 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Broadbent Fold (towards Manchester) at 7.01am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S221 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 221 commercial bus service.


S231 - Ashton-under-Lyne - Hurst - Droylsden - Piccadilly Gardens

The S231 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 231 service.

  • Three additional services will run in the morning departing from Manchester (towards Ashton) at 7.07am, 7.27am and 7.54am.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning departing from Ashton (towards Manchester) at 7.22am and 8.03am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Tameside General (towards Manchester) at 7.11am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Manchester (towards Ashton) at 2.48pm and 3.18pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Ashton (towards Manchester) at 2.53pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S231 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 231 commercial bus service.


S237 - Ashton-under-Lyne - Stalybridge - Hadfield - Glossop

The S237 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 237 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Ashton-under-Lyne (towards Glossop) at 7.15am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Glossop (towards Ashton-under-Lyne) at 7.38am.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S237 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 237 commercial bus service.


S245 - Altrincham - Sale - Stretford - Flixton - Davyhulme - intu Trafford Centre

The S245 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 245 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs Altrincham (to Flixton Woodsend circle) at 7.20am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs Altrincham (towards the Trafford Centre) at 3.05pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs Flixton Woodsend circle (towards Altrincham) on Mondays and Fridays at 3.11pm and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 3.43pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

All journeys, bar the 3.05pm service (operated by Bullocks Coaches) will be operated by Go-VIP, on behalf of Arriva, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S245 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 245 commercial bus service.


S247 - Altrincham - Sinderland - Partington - Flixton - intu Trafford Centre

The S247 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 247 service.

  • One additional services will run in the morning, which departs Partington Greyhound (towards Altrincham) at 7.28am.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning, which depart from the Trafford Centre (towards Altrincham) at 7.30am and 7.35am.

  • Four additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Altrincham (towards Trafford Centre) at 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm and 4.20pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Swan's Travel, on behalf of Arriva, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S247 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 247 commercial bus service.


S255 - Partington - Carrington - Urmston - Piccadilly Gardens

The S255 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 255 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Partington (towards Wythenshawe) at 2.41pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S255 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 255 commercial bus service.


S263 - Altrincham - Sale - Stretford - Hulme - Manchester

The S263 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 263 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning departing from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (towards Altrincham) at 7am and 7.43am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Altrincham (towards Piccadilly Gardens) at 7.25am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (towards Altrincham) at 3.58pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs Altrincham (towards Manchester Piccadilly Gardens) at 3.55pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Swan's Travel, on behalf of Arriva, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S263 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 263 commercial bus service.


S284 - Altrincham - Well Green - Hale Barns - Hale circular

The S284 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 284 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Altrincham (towards Hale) at 7.51am.

Thise service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S284 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 284 commercial bus service.


S288 - Altrincham - Manchester Airport

Some additional school journeys will be provided along the 288 route due to its currently reduced capacity.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from East Didsbury (to Altrincham -Altrincham Girls – Loreto Grammar) at 7.24am

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Altrincham (towards Manchester Airport) at 8.24am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Manchester Airport (towards Altrincham) at 3.34pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Altrincham Girls (to Loreto Grammar – Altrincham – East Didsbury) at 3.45pm

The journeys to and from East Didsbury will be operated by Bullocks and the Airport journeys will be run by Go-VIP on behalf of D&G.

Tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Purchasing a ticket on the D&G 288 service and using it to travel on the 288 or S288.

  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested

  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S288 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 288 bus service.


S313 - Stockport - Cale Green - Cheadle Hulme - Adswood circular

The S313 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 313 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Stockport (towards Adswood) at 7.27am. This service will only go as far as Grove Lane.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme (to Stockport bus station) at 3.16pm.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S313 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 313 commercial bus service.


S320 - Wigan - Platt Bridge - Ashton-in-Makerfield - St Helens

The S320 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 320 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning departing from Wigan bus station (towards St Helens) at 7.04am and 7.22am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan bus station (towards St Helens) at 2.48pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from St Helens bus station (towards Wigan) at 3.02pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.

For capacity reasons the S320 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 320 commercial bus service.


S343 - Oldham - Lees - Mossley - Carrbrook - Stalybridge - Dukinfield - Hyde

The S343 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 343 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Oldham (towards Hyde) at 7.06am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Hyde (towards Oldham) at 7.31am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Oldham (towards Hyde) at 2.50pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Hyde (towards Oldham) at 3.21pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by APH, on behalf of Stotts of Oldham, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S343 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 343 commercial bus service.


S346 - Hyde - Newton - Dukinfield - Ashton-under-Lyne

The S346 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 346 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Hyde bus station (towards Ashton-under-Lyne) at 8am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Hyde bus station (towards Ashton-under-Lyne) at 3pm.

This service will commence at Hyde bus station and will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S346 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 346 commercial bus service.


S348 - Ashton/Carrbrook - Copley Academy

The S348 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 348 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Carrbrook (towards Copley Academy) at 8.25am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Copley Academy (towards Carrbrook) at 3.30pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by First Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a First ticket from their website or mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S350 - Oldham - Saddleworth High School

The S350 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 350 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Oldham bus station (towards Saddleworth High School) at 7.49am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing Saddleworth High School (towards Oldham) at 1.10pm and 3.35pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by First Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a First ticket from their website or mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S356 - Denshaw - Oldham

The S356 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 356 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Denshaw (towards Yorkshire Street, Oldham) at 8.06am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Nexus, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the normal commercial Nexus service.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S356 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 356 commercial bus service.


S358 - Hayfield - New Mills - Marple - Offerton - Stockport

The S358 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 358 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Hayfield (towards Stockport) at 2.30pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S358 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 358 commercial bus service.


S362 - Wigan - Standish - Coppull - Chorley

The S362 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 362 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Chorley (towards Wigan) at 7.53am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Wigan bus station (towards Chorley) at 7.52am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Chorley (towards Wigan) at 2.57pm and 3.07pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Traveller's Choice - on behalf of Arriva - and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S362 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 362 commercial bus service.


S368 - Stockport - Edgeley - Cheadle Hulme - Manchester Airport

The S368 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 368 service.

  • One additional services will run in the morning, which departs from Stockport (towards Wythenshawe) at 8.04am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S368 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 368 commercial bus service.


S375 - Wigan - Hall Green - Skelmersdale - Ormskirk - Southport

The S375 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 375 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Southpot (towards Wigan bus station) at 6.08am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan bus station (towards Southport) at 2.43pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Holmeswood - on behalf of Arriva - and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.

For capacity reasons the S375 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 375 commercial bus service.


S378 - Stockport - Bramhall - Heald Green- Cheadle Hulme

The S378 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 378 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning, which depart from Stockport (towards Cheadle Hulme) at 7.30am and 8.05am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Stockport (towards Cheadle Hulme) at 3.20pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S378 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 378 commercial bus service.


S379 - Gillibent - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport

The S379 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 313 service between Gillibent and Stockport.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Gillibent, Pointing Dog (towards Stockport) at 3.16pm.

This service will call at all stops along its route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S379 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 313 commercial bus service.


S383 - Stockport - Offerton - Marple - Romiley - Bredbury

The S383 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 383 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Stockport (towards Bredbury) at 7.45am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon, which depart from Stockport (towards Bredbury) at 2.25pm and 2.45pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S383 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 383 commercial bus service.


S384 - Stockport - Bredbury - Romiley - Marple - Offerton

The S384 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 384 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Stockport (towards Offerton) at 7.55am.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S384 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 384 commercial bus service.


S389 - Ashton-under-Lyne - Stalybridge - Dukinfield circular

The S389 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 389 service.

  • One additional services will run in the morning, which departs from Ashton Interchange (towards Dukinfield) at 7.35am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Ashton Interchange (towards Dukinfield) at 2.20pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Parks of Hamilton/Megabus, on behalf of Stagecoach, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Stagecoach mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S389 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 389 commercial bus service.


S456 - Rochdale - Littleborough

The S456 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 456 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing Rochdale (towards Littleborough) at 4.56pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated and run by Transdev.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev website.
  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S456 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 456 commercial bus service.


S458 - Rochdale - Wardle - Littleborough

The S458 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 458 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Littleborough (towards Rochdale) at 7.52am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing Rochdale (towards Littleborough) at 4.15pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated and run by Transdev.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev website.
  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S458 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 458 commercial bus service.


S464 - Rochdale - Whitworth - Bacup - Rawtenstall - Haslingden - Accrington

The S464 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 464 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Whitworth Hall Street layby (to Rochdale Interchange) at 3.10pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Viking Coaches, on behalf of Transdev, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev website.
  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S464 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 464 commercial bus service.


S467 - Bury - Bamford - Daniel Fold - Rochdale

The S467 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 467 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Rochdale (towards Bury) at 7.05am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Bury (towards Rochdale) at 3.35pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Viking, on behalf of Transdev, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev website.
  • Buying a ticket on the Transdev mobile app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S467 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 467 commercial bus service.


S471 - Bolton - Breightmet - Bury - Heywood - Sudden - Rochdale

The S471 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 471 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Heywood (towards Rochdale) at 3.23pm.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Bury (towards Bolton) at 4.03pm and 4.25pm.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Bolton (towards Rochdale) at 4.03pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S471 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 471 commercial bus service.


S472 - Bury - Walmersley - Ramsbottom - Holcombe Brook circular

The S472 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 472 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning departing from Bury (towards Ramsbottom) at 7.23am and 8.23am.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S472 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 472 commercial bus service.


S474 - Bury - Holcombe Brook - Ramsbottom - Walmersley circular

The S474 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 474 service.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Bury (towards Ramsbottom) at 2.33pm.

This service will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S474 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 474 commercial bus service.


S512 - Outwood - Bury

The S512 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 512 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from outside the Hare & Hounds on Outwood Road (towards Bury) at 8.24am.

It is operated by Bestway, on behalf of Vision, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Vision website.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S512 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 512 commercial bus service.


S524 - Bolton - Burnden - Little Lever - Radcliffe - Bury

The S524 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 524 service.

  • Three additional services will run in the morning departing from Bolton (towards Bury) at 7.28am, 7.38am and 8.18am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bury (towards Bolton) at 7.43am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Bolton (towards Bury) at 3.08pm.

  • Four additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Bury (towards Bolton) at 3.08pm, 3.28pm, 3.58pm and 4.38pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is run and operated by Diamond Bus.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S524 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 524 commercial bus service.


S527 - Bolton - Smithills High School

The S527 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 527 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bolton (towards Smithills High School) at 7.52am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Smithills High School (towards Bolton) at 2.52pm.

It is run and operated by Vision, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Vision website.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S527 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 527 commercial bus service.


S541 - Bolton - Toppin Estate/Bromley Cross Road

The S541 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 541 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Bolton Interchange (towards Toppin Estate) at 8.03am.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Bolton Interchange (towards Bromley Cross Road) at 8.06am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon, which departs from Bromley Cross Road (towards Bolton) at 3.07pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

It is operated by Traveller's Choice, on behalf of Arriva, and tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S541 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 541 commercial bus service.


S561 - Bolton Interchange – Withins Circular

The S561 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 561 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bolton Interchange Stand B (towards Withins) at 7.50am.

It is operated by Vision, and tickets should be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S561 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 561 commercial bus service.


S575 - Bolton - Lostock - Horwich - Blackrod - Aspull - Wigan

Arriva services

The S575 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 575 service.

  • Two additional services will run in the morning departing from Bolton Interchange (towards Wigan) at 7.38am and 7.53am(This service will be operated by Travellers Choice).

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Wigan (towards Bolton) at 7.45am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Wigan bus station (towards Bolton) at 3.11pm.

These services will call at all stops along the route.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket on the Arriva mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested.
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

Diamond services

The S575 service will run two minutes ahead of the regular 575 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Bolton (towards Horwich) at 7.45am.

  • Two additional services will run in the afternoon departing from Horwich (towards Bolton) at 2.47pm and 3.17pm.

These services will call at all stops between Horwich and Bolton.

We recommend that tickets are bought before boarding the bus, to reduce physical contact and speed up boarding times.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

S635 - Wigan - Shevington Vale

The S635 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 635 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning departing from Wigan Bus Station Stand P (towards Shevington Vale) at 7.45am.

  • One additional service will run in the afternoon departing from Shevington Vale (towards Wigan) at 2.52pm.

The journeys will be operated by Olympia Travel.

Tickets must be bought before boarding the bus.

This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from the Diamond mobile phone app.
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S635 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 635 bus service.


S641 - Wigan - Kitt Green - Appley Bridge - Standish circular

The S641 service will run (up to five minutes) behind the regular 641 service.

  • One additional service will run in the morning, which departs from Wigan (towards Standish) at 8.30am.

It is operated by Olympia, on behalf of Warrington's Own Buses.

Tickets should be bought before boarding the bus. This can be done by:

  • Buying a ticket from Warrington’s Own Buses on a smart card or from their mobile app
  • Buying a 7 or 28 day AnyBus Junior or Adult ticket from a TfGM Travelshop or PayPoint Store - remember to carry your receipt when travelling, to show to the driver if requested
  • If you already have a valid ticket on a smart card, including an igo card or Our Pass, you can use this on any of the duplicate services.

For capacity reasons the S641 service may have extra coach style services supporting this route, which may not be fully accessible. Students with accessibility requirements should board the accessible 641 commercial bus service.