Cheshire East public transport news and notices

In certain circumstances bus service registrations may be granted with a shorter notice period than normally required. Bus services must normally be registered with between 42 and 70 days notice with bus operators giving the council up to 28 days notice before they submit a registration to give the council time to assess the changes. 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:

£2 UK Gov Fare Cap

On the 4 October 2023 it was announced that the Government has decided to extend the £2 cap on single bus fares through the National Bus Fare Cap (NBFC), rather than implement a £2.50 cap. The Department for Transport will be providing funding to operators to continue to implement a £2 fare cap on single tickets from 1 November 2023 to 31 December 2024.

Cheshire East Bus Service Improvement Plan

Bus service changes and road closures in date order

Rope Lane 12 D&G Bus

  • Rope Lane will be closed 25 May to 3 June for a Puffin Crossing installation. The 12 will divert via Gresty Lane, Crewe Road, Chestnut Avenue, Vine Tree Avenue, Rope Lane, Crewe Road and Gresty Lane. Passengers are advised to arrive at their stop in this area in good time as buses will be operating a few minutes earlier than timetabled. 

7 May Crewe Bus Station Opens

  • Crewe Bus Station will be opening on 7 May. Services will operate from:
  • Bay 1 - 12 D&G Shavington and 39 Mikro Nantwich
  • Bay 2 - 3 First Hanley
  • Bay 3 - 8 D&G Sydney, Elm Drive and 85 D&G Newcastle
  • Bay 4 - 8 D&G Wistaston Green and 42 D&G Congleton
  • Bay 5 - 84 Stagecoach Nantwich, Chester and 84X D&G Nantwich
  • Bay 6 - spare bay, no services
  • Bay 7 - 12 D&G Leighton Hospital and 85 D&G Nantwich
  • Bay 8 - 31 D&G Winsford, Northwich
  • Bay 9 - 37 D&G Northwich and 38 D&G Congleton, Macclesfield
  • Bay 10 - College services only

More information about road closures, gritting and disruption

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:

You can track your bus in real time with these operators:

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.

Bus stops

Passengers can find bus stop timetable displays at over 999 bus stops in Cheshire East maintained by Ansa Transport. We try to update displays at bus stops the day before a service change but this can be a few days either side. We put the date at the top of each display to show when it was last updated.

Across Cheshire East 622 stops have raised kerbs installed to make boarding and alighting easier for disabled passengers and passengers with pushchairs.

You can report any errors / queries using the contact us form. It will take 5 minutes to complete.

Contact us about bus stops and timetable displays

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Or phone 0300 123 5500 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 16:00).

Public transport information is now provided by Ansa Transport - a company owned and controlled by Cheshire East Council.

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Transport Policy

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The English Traveline call centre opening hours are 7am to 8pm most days. You can find full details on Traveline's website.

Page last reviewed: 23 May 2024