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The 477 & 478 become the B1 from 27 October

27th Oct

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.

The 479 and 487 will become the B2 from 27 October

27th Oct

The 479 and 487 will become the B2 to Nangreaves and Limefield from 27 October. 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.

The 494 becomes the B3 from 27 October

27th Oct

Look out for the B3, which replaces the 494 between Bury and Ferngrove from 27 October. There'll be some small changes to times.

The 475 will become the B4 from 27 October

27th Oct

The 475 to Heywood will become the B4 from 27 October, with some small changes to times.

The 440 becomes the R1 from 27 October

27th Oct

The 440 from Rochdale to Syke will become the R1 from 27 October. There'll be some small changes to times through the day.

The 443 and 461 will become the R2 from 27 October

27th Oct

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.

The 446 and 447 become R3 and R13 from 27 October

27th Oct

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.

The 442 becomes R8 from 27 October

27th Oct

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.

The 441 becomes the R9 from 27 October

27th Oct

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.

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