To help you with social distancing, we're adding more buses from 31 May. On most of our routes, there'll be better frequencies, with more buses running later into the evenings.
Our buses are still there for essential travel only - we're adding more buses so that key workers have more choice, and to enable social distancing to take place on board. If you don't need to travel - please stay home and help to save lives.
Here's a roundup of the changes taking place. Download timetables for all of our buses at the bottom of the page.
17 and 17A Manchester - Rochdale
The 17 will increase to run every 15 mins, Monday to Saturday daytimes, combining with the 18 to create a bus every 7/8 mins between Shudehill and Middleton. During the evenings, the 17 will run every 30 mins, combining with the 18 to create a bus every 15 mins. There'll be some small tweaks to times for the 17A, restoring the timetable to pre-pandemic times, and there'll be two trips on Saturdays to help you get to work at Stakehill Industrial Estate.
18 Langley - MRI
The 18 will run every 15 mins between Shudehill and Langley, extending every 30 mins to MRI. Buses will run every 30 mins through the evenings, Monday to Saturday.
41 Sale - Middleton
The 41 will increase to run every 20 mins between MRI and NMGH, Mondays to Saturdays, to improve cross city and hospital links. In South Manchester, two buses every hour will extend from MRI to West Didsbury, with one of those buses extending to Sale. In North Manchester, one bus every hour will extend from NMGH to Middleton.
Orbits 52 Failsworth - intu Trafford Centre
Monday to Saturday, Orbits 52 will run every 15 mins between Eccles and Cheetham Hill, with buses extending every 30 mins to intu Trafford Centre. There'll also be buses every 30 mins between Cheetham Hill and NMGH, with one of those buses continuing to Failsworth.
67 Manchester - Cadishead
The 67 will increase to run every 30 mins between Manchester and Cadishead, Monday to Saturday daytimes, combining with the 100 to create a bus every 15 mins between Shudehill and Eccles. Buses will run every hour to Cadishead in the evenings, with an extra departure running as far as Eccles.
93 Manchester - Carr Clough & Bury
The 93 will increase to run every 30 mins between Manchester and Carr Clough, Monday to Saturday daytimes, with a small number of trips extending to Prestwich at times where the 95 isn't running.
97 Manchester - Bury
The 97 will increase to run every 30 mins, Monday to Saturday daytimes, creating a bus every 15 mins alongside the 98 between Shudehill and Prestwich.
98 Manchester - Bury
The 98 will increase to run every 30 mins, Monday to Saturday daytimes.
100 Manchester - Warrington
Monday to Saturday, the 100 will increase to run every 30 mins between Manchester and intu Trafford Centre, with one bus each hour extending to Warrington. It'll combine with the 67 to create a bus every 15 mins between Shudehill and Eccles.
135 Manchester - Bury
The 135 will increqase to run every 12 mins, Monday to Friday daytimes, and every 15 mins on Saturdays.
There'll be no changes to times on the following buses:
- Orbits 53
Finally, the X63 will still not run at this stage. We intend to reintroduce this service when demand increases further - keep checking back for updates.
Social distancing in place
Remember, social distancing measures are now in place on our buses. Some buses may not stop if they are too full, and we no longer give change on our buses - please pay by card or download our app. Find out more about the steps we're taking to keep you safe.
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