Changes to our buses from Sunday 27 October
3 weeks ago
We're making getting around Greater Manchester even simpler from Sunday 27 October, with new route numbers for your buses around Bury and Rochdale.
There are some brand new routes which we'll be taking over, too, so you'll be able to see the same smiling faces you know and love driving even more of your buses around town!
Here's how your buses will look from 27 October.
Buses around Bury
B1 Bury - Ramsbottom
B1 is the new number for the current 477 and 478 between Bury and Ramsbottom. All B1 buses will stop in Summerseat, and most buses will continue beyond Ramsbottom to Peel Brow.
B2 Bury - Nangreaves and Limefield
The 479 and 487 will become the B2 to Nangreaves and Limefield. Between 0900 and 1500, the B2 will stop at Chesham, Arley Avenue and Limefield on its way to Nangreaves, and also Limefield and Chesham on the way to Bury. Journeys outside these times will run along Walmersley Road.
B3 Bury - Ferngrove
Look out for the B3, which replaces the 494 between Bury and Ferngrove. Download your timetable for the B3 now.
B4 Bury - Heywood
The 475 to Heywood will become the B4 from 27 October. Download your timetable for the B4 now.
510 Bury - Bolton
We'll be taking over Monday to Saturday evening journeys on the 510 between Bury and Bolton from 27 October. Download your new timetable now.
Buses around Rochdale
Newer, smarter buses are on the way for our routes in Rochdale – and a bright, new brand of Rochdale Runners. Look out for them hitting the streets towards the end of November.
R1 Rochdale - Syke
The 440 from Rochdale to Syke will become the R1. There'll be some small changes to times through the day.
R2 Rochdale - Norden and Bury
The 443 and 461 buses to Norden and Bury will become the R2. Buses from Rochdale will run along Cutgate Lane then direct to Norden, and will stop in Shawfield and Elmsfield on their way to Bury. Buses to Rochdale will call at Elmsfield, then Norden, Shawfield and Cutgate as now.
R3 & R13 Rochdale - Wallbank
Look out for the R3 & R13 from 27 October, which replaces the 446 & 447 between Rochdale and Wallbank. There'll be some changes to times, with buses during the morning rush hour running a few minutes earlier, and those during the evening will start a few mins later than now.
There'll now also be buses on Sundays, running every hour during the daytime.
R4 Rochdale - Ladyhouse
NEW! We'll be taking over the 462 to Ladyhouse from 27 October, which will become the R4. Download your new timetable for the R4 now.
R5 Rochdale – Peppermint Bridge
NEW! The R5 to Peppermint Bridge replaces the 451, which we'll be running from 27 October. Download your new timetable for the R5 now.
R7 Rochdale - Castleton
NEW! The R7 replaces the 434 between Rochdale and Castleton. Download your new timetable for the R7 now.
R8 Rochdale - Norden
The R8, together with FASTtrax, is the new number for the 442. The R8 will run during the morning and evening rush hours, and on evenings and Sundays, with FASTtrax running from Rochdale to Bury during the daytimes creating new links with Fairfield Hospital.
During the daytime on Mondays through to Saturdays, the R2 will run to Norden instead of the R8.
R9 Rochdale - Foxholes
R9 is the new number for the 441. There'll be a new timetable on the R9, with departures from Rochdale at 0955 and 1255, picking up at Foxholes at 1000 and 1300. Download your new timetable for the R9 now.
Trax is already the best way to get you between Bury, Fairfield Hospital and Rochdale – and now, making trax is becoming even better!
From 27 October, say hello to FAST trax – running FAST between Rochdale and Bury, straight along Bury Road.
You can look forward to a FAST trax bus every hour through the daytime between Bury, Fairfield Hospital and Rochdale, alongside our regular buses which will still run every 10 mins on trax 467 and 468.
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