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Go North West service changes

Updated Thursday 15 April 2021

From Monday 19 April there will be an increase in Go North West services and a change to timetables.

Some services may also look a little different as Go North West make the best use of their resources.

From Monday 19 April, Go North West will also be reintroducing their normal range of fares and ticketing products across almost all services. The exception will be the 53 and 67 services which will retain the emergency flat fare system (£2 adults, £1 children) for the time being.

Smart cards and mobile tickets will also be accepted on all services (except the 53 and 67) - just show the driver when you board.

Below are these changes as well as alternative travel options. Please note that alternative services may be busier during peak periods.


17/17B - Rochdale - Sudden - Middleton - Collyhurst - Shudehill

Service Changes

  • Monday to Friday - Increased to every 12 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the evening. 17B service (one trip) to commence.

  • Saturday - Increased to every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the evening.

  • Sunday - Will operate four times an hour Manchester to Middleton, extending every half an hour to Rochdale. This provides a bus every 10 minutes between Manchester and Middleton with 18 service.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink - Trams every 10 minutes connecting Rochdale and Manchester Victoria. Click here for further information

Rail - Regular trains connect Rochdale, Castleton, Moston and Manchester Victoria. Click here for information and tickets.


18 - Manchester Royal Infirmary - Middleton - Langley circular

Service Changes

  • Monday to Friday - Will operate every 12 minutes Manchester to Langley and every 30 mins to MRI. In the evening, it will operate the full route every half an hour.

  • Saturday - Will operate every 15 minutes Manchester to Langley and every 30 mins to MRI. In the evening, it will operate the full route every half an hour.

  • Sunday - Service will operate the full route every half an hour.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Bus - The 163 service operates between Langley, Middleton, Moston, Harpurhey and Manchester City Centre.

Bus - Several services operate between Manchester City Centre and the MRI including the 142, 50, 147, 15, 111.


33 - Shudehill - Ordsall - Weaste - Eccles - Winton - Worsley

Service Changes

  • Monday to Saturday - Will operate every 30 minutes.

  • Sunday - Will operate every 60 minutes.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink - Trams every 10 minutes connecting Manchester, Media City and Eccles Click here for further information

Rail - Regular trains connecting Central Manchester and Eccles. Click here for information and tickets.


41 - Middleton - Higher Blackley - Bowker Vale - Didsbury - Sale

Service Changes

  • Monday to Saturday - Will operate every 20 minutes Sale to North Manchester General Hospital . No changes to evening service.

  • Sunday - MRI journeys will be extended to Sale to provide a bus every 30 minutes.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink

  • Trams every 10 minutes on the East Didsbury line connecting Didsbury and West Didsbury to Central Manchester.
  • Trams every 10 minutes on the East Didsbury line connecting Crumpsall to Central Manchester.
  • Trams every 10 minutes on the Altrincham Line connecting Sale to the Central Manchester. Click here for further information

Bus -

  • The 156 service connects Middleton to Higher Blackley.
  • The 135 connects Cheetham Hill to Central Manchester.
  • The 43 connects West Didsbury to Central Manchester via Withington, Rusholme and the MRI.

52 - Failsworth - Moston - Weaste - Eccles - The Trafford Centre

Service Changes

  • Monday to Saturday - NMGH to Failsworth section will operate every 30 minutes. No change to evening services.

  • Sunday - No changes, hourly service.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.


67/67A - Glaze Estate - Cadishead - Eccles - Salford - Shudehill

Service Changes

  • Monday to Saturday - Will operate every 20 mins in daytime, providing an even 10 minute service with 100 Eccles to Manchester. Evening services have also been reinstated.

  • Sunday - Minor enhancements in morning and late afternoon services. Evening services are restored to a full timetable.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink - Trams every 10 minutes connecting Eccles and Central Manchester. Click here for further information

Rail - Regular trains connect Irlam, Patricroft, Eccles, Salford and Central Manchester stations. Click here for information and tickets.


93 - Bury - Prestwich - Lower Broughton - Salford - Shudehill

Service Changes

  • Monday to Saturday - Daytime services will operate every 20 minutes from Manchester to Prestwich. No change to evening services.

  • Sunday - Daytime services will operate every 30 minutes Manchester to Carr Clough. No change to evening services.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink - Trams every 10 minutes connecting Prestwich and Central Manchester Click here for further information


97 - Bury - Hollins - Lower Broughton - Salford - Shudehill

Service Changes

  • Monday to Saturday - No changes.

  • Sunday - Services will opearte every 30 minutes.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink - Trams every 10 minutes on the Bury Line connecting Prestwich and Central Manchester . Click here for further information.

Bus - Regular x41 and x43 buses serve Prestwich, Lower Broughton and Central Manchester.


98 - Bury - Elton - Radcliffe - Whitefield - Salford - Shudehill

Service Changes

  • Monday to Friday - No changes.

  • Saturday - Minor enhancements to late afternoon services.

  • Sunday - Services will operate every 30 minutes.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink - Trams every 10 minutes on the Bury Line connecting Bury, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Prestwich and Central Manchester . Click here for further information.

Bus - Regular x41 and x43 buses serve Prestwich, Lower Broughton and Central Manchester.


100 - Shudehill - Salford - The Trafford Centre - Warrington

Service Changes

  • Monday to Saturday - Services increased to every 20 minutes, to co-ordinate with 67 from Manchester to Eccles to provide a 10 minute headway. Service will also regularly extend from Trafford Centre to Cadishead, The Vista and hourly to Warrington. Evening services restored to full timetables.

  • Sunday - Minor enhancement to morning and late afternoon services. Evening services restored to a full timetable.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink

Rail - Regular trains connect Irlam, Patricroft, Eccles, Salford and Central Manchester stations. Click here for information and tickets.

Bus - The 50 bus serves Central Manchester, Salford and The Trafford Centre.


135 - Bury - Whitefield - Cheetham Hill - Piccadilly Gardens

Service Changes

  • Monday to Friday - Daytime services will operate every 10 minutes. Evening services will operate every 20 minutes.

  • Saturday - Daytime services will operate every 12 minutes. Evening services will operate every 20 minutes.

  • Sunday - Daytime services will operate every 15 minutes. Evening services will operate every 20 minutes.

Full timetables can be found by clicking here.

Alternatives:

Metrolink - Trams every 10 minutes on the Bury line connecting Bury, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Prestwich and Central Manchester. Click here for further information


X63 - Manchester - Heywood - Bury

Service remains suspended.


Free Buses, 17A, 33B, 34, 92, 95, 96, 415 and school bus 765

There will be no change to these services.