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Stagecoach Dennis Trident Donated to Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

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Image provided by MoTGM Back in 1999, the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester held an ‘accessible transport’ event with help and displays to enable less-mobile visitors to sample the preserved buses whose high floors and steep steps made them hard to experience.  To highlight the progress being made, Stagecoach Manchester brought along the very first of its new generation of something called a ‘low floor’ double deck bus with no entrance steps and easier access. It was their number 612, a Dennis Trident 2 with Alexander ALX400 body, brand new and yet to enter service. Fast forward to 2021 and that very same bus is back in the Museum again – as a preserved exhibit, kindly donated by Stagecoach Manchester to represent the new generation of buses with better accessibility. After use as a driver trainer, at the age of 22 years, it enters the growing ranks of preserved buses from the turn of the century and in due course it’ll be painted into the iconic stripes livery. Museum Chairman De

Mayor Sets out £69.5m Transport Improvements for Greater Manchester

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Image of Wigan Bus Station supplied by TfGM Multi-million-pound funding proposals aimed at improving and developing rail stations and the bus network, delivering more electric vehicle charging points and working up plans for potential new Metrolink stops – helping to deliver the Mayor’s Our Network transport vision – are set to be considered by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Don't Miss The Bus: Manchester Bus Consultation Ends Soon

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Image supplied by Transport for Greater Manchester People and organisations across Greater Manchester have just a few days left to have their say in a consultation on the future of the city region's buses, before the deadline of midnight on Friday 29th January 2021.

Runcorn to Liverpool Express X1 to be operated by MP Travel Commercially

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Photo by Tom Harrison on Flickr MP Travel will be taking over the limited stop express X1 bus service that operates between Halton Hospital and Liverpool from Arriva North West from 25th January 2021.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Service 500 returns to Selwyns Travel

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Photo by Tom Harrison on Flickr Selwyns Travel are once again operating the Liverpool Airport service 500 on behalf of Merseytravel and Arriva. This comes as Arriva North West resumed operation of the service on Monday 4th January 2021.

It’s time to squirt and go! Free Hand Sanitiser on Go North West Buses

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Photo supplied by Go North West It’s time to squirt and go! Manchester-based bus operator Go North West are making bus travel across the city even safer, with the installation of hand sanitiser dispensers across their whole fleet.

Free Christmas Day Bus Services in Merseyside

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Photo by Tom Harrison on Flickr Merseytravel is once again offering free bus services in Merseyside on Christmas Day, to help people make hospital visits or to spend time with friends and family.

Megabus Offers Thousands of Extra Coach Seats for Socially Distanced Christmas Travel

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Photo supplied by Megabus Stagecoach has announced it will be adding an additional 5,600 socially-distanced seats on its Megabus coach routes over the Christmas period, and urges families and friends planning to be reunited to book ahead.