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Bus changes to be discussed after north Manchester service withdrawn

2 March 2018

Discussions are set to take place over the provision of a new bus service following an announcement over the withdrawal of the 88 bus.

Current operator First Manchester informed us of its intention to stop operating the service, which runs between Manchester, Monsall, Moston Vale and Charlestown.

While some sections of the route – which we partly fund – are covered by other bus and Metrolink services, some residents faced being severely impacted, with no other public transport links nearby.

On Friday 9 March, members of the Bus Networks and TfGM Services subcommittee will discuss proposals for a new contract to be awarded that would see the current 114 service – operated by Stagecoach – diverted to run via Monsall to replace part of the 88 route not serviced by alternative public transport.

The 114 route would remain unchanged between Moston and Alkrington and run every 20 minutes in the daytime during weekdays, with an additional service running every 30 minutes in the daytime on Saturday and hourly in the evenings and on Sundays.

The proposal is one of a number of changes to financially supported services set to be discussed.

Read the full news release for more information.