Cheshire East Public Transport News and Notices


Last updated 14 February 2019:

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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 945 9122
  • 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 who hold an Older Persons pass since 5 November and all passengers should receive their new passes soon. Most on-bus ticket machines (ETMs) will accept the new passes, however some operators including First and Stagecoach will not be updating the software on their machines until the 1st quarter of 2019 and may take until 31/03/19 to complete the updates.

New Disabled persons passes will be sent out soon.

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 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.

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.

Palmerston Street, Bollington Road Closure - 16 to 24 February 2019

  • Arriva service 10 will operate as far as Pool Bank
  • Service 391 will run normally to Grimshaw Lane then via Henshall Road, Dumbah Lane, A523 to Adlington then Brookledge Lane and then normal route.
  • Service 392 will run normally to South West Avenue then via Henshall Road, Dumbah Lane, A523 to Adlington then Brookledge Lane and then normal route.

During this closure buses will not be able to serve Pott Shrigley or Shrigley Hall.

Stocks Lane Road Closure - 16 February to 4 March 2019

Stocks Lane will be closed between 16 February and 4 March for roadworks.

Service 39 will be re-routed from Hough via Cobbs Lane, Wrinehill Road, Main Road Wybunbury, Stocks lane (turning at Cockshades Farm) then back into Wybunbury and normal route to Nantwich. Passengers should expect some slight delays to their journey.

Due to the extended journey times caused by the closure the extension to Sainsburys via Davenport Avenue will regrettably be suspended during these roadworks.

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.

Easter Monday 22 April 2019

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

Good Friday 19 April 2019

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

Sunday 24 February 2019

  • 14 High Peak Macclesfield - Langley: timetable revised to address some reliability concerns with service 14 in Macclesfield. The new timetable will introduce extra recovery time to allow journeys to depart on time from Macclesfield Bus Station.

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

buspassreplacements@transportservicesolutions.co.uk

Postal Address only:

Transport Service Solutions
Cledford Lane
Middlewich
Cheshire
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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