Cheshire East public transport news and notices

The mandatory requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted. However, the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

Bus operators

See the operators websites for information regarding individual services and fare information:

Northern rail route improvements

There will be changes to some Northern Rail services in Cheshire East in 2021. You can find more information on Northern Rail's improvement works information page.

Last updated 17 January 2022:

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 service changes in date order

20 February 2022 - D&G Bus changes

  • 42 D&G Bus timetable revised.
  • 85 D&G Bus Sunday and bank holiday journeys withdrawn.
  • 94, 94A, 94B D&G Bus revised Saturday timetable. No longer serves Congleton on Saturdays.
  • 317 D&G Bus timetable revised.

31 January 2022 Crewe Road, service 3

  • Crewe Road will be closed from 31 January 2022 for 4 days between Hassall Road and Lawton Road. The 3 will divert via Hassall Road, Pikemere and London Road North.

20 January 2022 Handforth road closure - no bus

  • Structural patching work is taking place along Dean Road and Station Road between 20 to 24 January. Access for buses has been refused on health and safety grounds and Handforth will be without a bus during the closure. Passengers may be able to use the train as an alternative.

13 December 2021 D&G Bus

6 December 2021

  • 391, 392 Go Goodwin’s (PDF, 98KB): Go Goodwin's are going to run a 90 min service from the 6 December due to staffing issues caused by the national driver shortage. The temporary timetable is expected to run for 3 months.

14 November 2021 Arriva changes

  • 2, 2A Arriva Macclesfield - Weston Estate: cancelled.
  • 3 Arriva Macclesfield - Weston Estate: timetable revised. 
  • 4 Arriva Macclesfield - Upton Priory: timetable revised. 
  • 5 & 6 Arriva Macclesfield - Weston: timetable revised 
  • 6, 6E Arriva Leighton Hospital - Crewe - Brookhouse Estate Circular: timetable revised and 3 Saturday morning journeys withdrawn frequency now hourly between 7 and 9am on Saturdays. 
  • 9 Arriva Macclesfield - Moss Rose: timetable revised 
  • 10 Arriva Macclesfield – Hurdsfield, Hulley Road - Bollington: route and timetable changed to incorporate part of the withdrawn 21, 21A route via Hulley Road. 10A variation journeys withdrawn.
  • 21, 21A Arriva Macclesfield - Hurdsfield: cancelled 
  • 31, 31W Arriva Crewe - Northwich: service number changed, route changed in Winsford and Northwich area and timetable revised. 
  • 37, 37W Arriva Crewe - Winsford: service number changed, route changed in Winsford area and timetable revised. 
  • 38 Arriva Crewe – Macclesfield: timetable revised 
  • 84 Arriva Crewe – Chester: reduced service Monday to Saturday to match Saturday frequency. Sunday service revised.

24 October 2021

21 October 2021

  • 'The Sugar Loaf' bus stop, Shavington, will be out of service due to roadworks for approximately two weeks from 21 October 2021. Use alternative bus stops for the 12 and 39 services .

4 October 2021

20 September 2021

8 September 2021

  • 109 Aimee's Travel Leek - Macclesfield: new service registered.

31 August 2021

Stockport Bus Station is due to close for redevelopment at the end of August. Service 391, 392 will be departing after that date from Wellington Road North Stop AA. There may be delays to the service.

30 August 2021 until Friday 17 December 2021 - Arriva 84

The A51 at Calverley will be closed from 30 August until Friday 17 December 2021 for a major improvement scheme. The Arriva 84 will be diverted via Burland, Spurstow and Beeston between Acton and The Red Fox lights. The 0743 from Crewe to Chester will now serve the whole A51 Nantwich Road, and the 1607 from Chester to Crewe will serve the whole of the A51 during the works.

16 April 2021 Lymm Shopper

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:

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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 TSS. 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 Bus stop infrastructure and timetable display reporting form or phone 0300 123 5500 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 16:00).

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

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Transport Policy

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Page last reviewed: 17 January 2022