Cheshire East public transport news and notices

Last updated 23 April 2019:

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:

Concessionary bus pass scheme – update regarding new system 23/04/19:

We have been issuing new passes to passengers who hold either an older persons or disabled persons pass since 5 November and all passengers should now have received their new passes.

Most on-bus ticket machines (ETMs) will accept the new passes, however some national operators haven't updated the data on all their ticket machines yet and in some areas the new passes will not scan.

We have been working with these bus operators to speed up the updates 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 as per the scheme terms and conditions.

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.

Cheshire East passes are no longer valid for journeys into Wales.

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 2019. You can find more information on Northern Rail's improvement works 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.

Christmas service changes 23 December 2019 to 2 January 2020

  • 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).

August Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019

  • Services are subject to change with a Sunday / BH service in operation on some routes. Please contact the operator for exact details.

Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2018

  • Services are subject to change with a Sunday / BH service in operation on some routes. Please contact the operator for exact details.

May Day Monday 6 May 2018

  • Services are subject to change with a Sunday / BH service in operation on some routes. Please contact the operator for exact details.

Sunday 28 April 2019

  • 31, 31A Arriva: minor timetable amendment to some stops around Church Minshull.
  • 37, 37A, 37E Arriva: Sandbach station timing point coming from Crewe / Middlewich moved to Hill Street bus stop, minor changes to some stop times.
  • 38 Arriva: 6am journey from Crewe moved to 5:50am and 7:05am journey from Macclesfield moved to 7am (Monday to Friday).
  • 88, 188 D&G Bus Altrincham - Wilmslow - Mobberley - Knutsford - Macclesfield: minor changes are introduced to improve reliability and additional evening and Sunday journeys are introduced between Altrincham and Wilmslow on a commercial basis or funded by Transport for Greater Manchester.

  • 89 D&G Bus Knutsford - Wincham - Northwich: minor changes are introduced to improve reliability.

  • 130 Arriva: minor stop change, the terminus point in East Didsbury moved to the main road stop (Stand F).

Sunday 21 April 2019

  • 391, 392 Macclesfield - Poynton - Hazel Grove - Stockport: service now operated by Manchester Community Transport with no change to the route or timetable.

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

Transport Policy

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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