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Proposed Changes to Bus 484 (Prestwich – Eccles)

by prestwichfocus on 13 July, 2016

Changes are proposed to Bus Service 484 (operated by Arriva Northwest) which provides an hourly daytime link from Prestwich, Agecroft, Pendleton and Swinton to Eccles and Salford Royal Hospital, with the peak time extension of some journeys to/from Whitefield. As part of measures to improve punctuality on the route the route and timetable of Service […]

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Bury New Road changes – Scrutiny Call-in Defeated

by prestwichfocus on 29 March, 2016

Last week Bury Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee met to consider a ‘call-in’ or review of the Council’s recent decision to proceed with ‘Option 1’ on Bury New Road in Prestwich. The decision was to reject the ‘call in’, and the decision of the Council will be unchanged. Myself and Councillor Mary D’Albert/a> were at the […]

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Ring and Ride – Significant Changes

by prestwichfocus on 26 January, 2016

Significant changes are on the way for Ring and Ride users in the borough. Transport for Greater Manchester Committee have agreed proposals that mean fewer people will be able to access the service from April 4 as the eligibility criteria are changed. People who will be able to use the service will be: – holders […]

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Significant Changes to Simister to Prestwich buses

by prestwichfocus on 20 January, 2016

Transport for Greater Manchester has announced a significant change to the 90/91 bus which links Simister, and the Heywood Road area to the Village and Tescos. Residents will be aware that the a new service (Simister to Bury via Radcliffe) was introduced in July 2015, but it has now been agreed that this doesn’t work […]

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Answers to Questions: Night Bus Services

by prestwichfocus on 17 December, 2015

At the last meeting of Bury’s Full Council my colleague Cllr Mary D’Albert took the opportunity to ask a question about the lack of night bus services on the ‘Bury corridor’ since the withdrawal of the 135 night bus earlier this year. Q. Could the Council’s spokesperson on the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee inform […]

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Victoria Station and Exchange Square Station Openings

by prestwichfocus on 3 December, 2015

Metro link have confirmed that trams will be running to the new Exchange Square station before Christmas. The Exchange Square stop will open on 6th December. We won’t be having Bury line trams there, but there the new station will meant that an additional service will run from Shaw on the Oldham/Rochdale line to Exchange […]

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Dogs on Metrolink – Update

by prestwichfocus on 10 November, 2015

Last week we reported on the upcoming decision at a Sub-Committee of Transport for Greater Manchester on the carriage of dogs on Metrolink. Although this is an issue that people have very different views on, the clear public opinion from T4GM’s own consultation is that most people want to allow dogs on trams with sensible […]

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Dogs on Trams – Councillors Decide on Friday

by prestwichfocus on 2 November, 2015

On Friday members of the Transport for Greater Manchester Authority will be meeting to consider the issue of dogs on trams. At present only assistant dogs are allowed (hearing and sight dogs). Please sign our petition to Transport for Greater Manchester to allow the carriage of dogs on trams. Councillors considered the issue earlier in […]

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Pigeons Update – Fairfax Road

by prestwichfocus on 8 October, 2015

Just to give people an update on the issue of the pigeons causing a nuisance on the bridge at Fairfax Road. The netting, which was repaired at our request about 18 months ago, seems to have become damaged (perhaps by traffic) and as a result the pavement underneath the bridge has become both unpleasant and […]

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Bury Council at it’s last full meeting agreed changes to the three bus lanes that operate around the Bury Town Centre, following serious concerns about the flow of traffic and congestion causes in some places. Three major changes are to take place as a result of the review: BOLTON ROAD In light of the current […]

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