Cheshire East Public Transport News and Notices

Last updated 5 December 2018:

Bus services must be registered with between 42 and 70 days notice, although registrations may be granted at short notice. GOV.UK has more information about running local bus services and penalties for poor service.

In the UK bus routes are required to be registered under the Transport Act 1985. You can find details of registered routes at:

Bus operators and complaints

Contact the Operator for further information regarding individual services and fare information:

  • Hollinshead's Coaches Tel: 01782 512209
  • Mikro Coaches Tel: 01270 588 867
  • Selwyns Tel: 0161 223 3103
  • Stagecoach Tel: 0161 273 3377
  • Tomlinson Travel Tel: 01606 551 698
  • Traveline Tel: 0871 200 22 33 (open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm)

Concessionary Bus Pass Scheme – update regarding new system

We have been issuing new passes to passengers since 5 November and all passengers should receive their new passes soon. Most on-bus ticket machines (ETMs) will accept the new passes, but some operators will be updating the software on these machines over the next few weeks.

Bus operators have been informed of the changes and their drivers have been instructed to allow passengers to travel as long as they have a valid and legible pass while the software updates are processed.

The changes have been made to save money and speed up pass issue. Cheshire East Council now manages its own Concessionary Bus Pass Scheme. In order to change to this new system, it has been necessary to replace all current passes. Even after we have replaced all the passes, we will still make savings year on year.

The new passes can be identified by a black Cheshire East Council logo.

Northern Rail Route Improvements

There will be changes to some Northern Rail services in Cheshire East in November. You can find more information on Northern Rail's improvement works information page.

Northern Rail Strike Action 8, 15, 22, 29 December 2018

You can find more information on Northern Rail's strike information page.

Bus service changes in date order

You can order Cheshire East bus timetables to your home address or pick one up from Cheshire East libraries.

Monday 7 January 2018

Sunday 6 January 2018

Christmas service changes 24 December to 2 January 2019

  • There will be changes to most bus services over the Christmas and New Year period with early finishes and Saturday / Sunday timetables in operation on some days. Please check with the bus operators for full details (contact details above).

Monday 10 December 2018

Monday 29 October 2018 - service 8

Roadworks will affect D&G Bus service 8 from 29 October 2018 to 29 May 2019.

The service will be split into three separate routes to minimise disruption that may occur while Sydney Road railway bridge is rebuilt.

Bus stops

Passengers can find bus stop timetable displays at over 1217 bus stops in Cheshire East. Where possible we try to update the bus stop displays the day before a service change; although this can be a few days either side on occasion. Each display has a date at the top to show when it was last updated.

Across Cheshire East 635 stops have raised kerbs installed to make boarding and alighting easier for disabled passengers and passengers with pushchairs.

Please report any errors / queries using the Bus Stop Infrastructure and Timetable Display Reporting Form or phone 0300 123 5500 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 16:00).

Road closures, gritting and disruption information

You can view all the roadworks and road closures in East Cheshire on the Cheshire East Highways Roadworks page.

Passengers and commuters are recommended to follow Cheshire East Highway's Twitter account to receive the latest information on Highway and Transport issues for East Cheshire:

During severe weather passengers and drivers are advised to check the weather forecast for Cheshire or visit the Met Office website for details of the latest weather forecast and weather warnings so they can make an informed decision before travelling.

Public transport is now provided by Transport Service Solutions (TSS) - a company owned and controlled by Cheshire East Council.

Contact us

Postal Address only:

Transport Service Solutions
Cledford Lane
CW10 0JR

For Bus and Train times call Traveline 0871 200 22 33 calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

The English Traveline call centre opening hours are 7am to 10pm most days. You can find full details on Traveline's website.

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